September is National Voter Registration Month. Make sure you and your fellow community members are registered.

School board and municipal elections are on tap for this fall so make sure you and patrons in your community are registered to vote. And high school students are encouraged to volunteer at the polls on Nov. 5 and for the primary and general elections in 2020. 

September is National Voter Registration Month. Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab is urging residents to make sure they’re registered by going to this link.

Schwab’s office, in partnership with KASB, USA-Kansas, KNEA and KSHSAA, is also soliciting Election-Day help from Kansas high school students who are interested in working at polling places around the state. The Students Serve campaign was rolled out at the State Board of Education’s June meeting and was endorsed by the Board.  

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Communications and Policy Katie Koupal said county clerks and election officers asked the Secretary for help recruiting student workers. High school students age 16 and above are eligible to work at the polls under the supervision of election staff. Students should commit to either a half-day or full day of work at primary or general elections in 2019, 2020 and in the future.   

Koupal said working at the polls is an opportunity for students to earn community service hours and be directly involved in the democratic process. She emphasized the initiative is not a mandate. Rather than placing another mandate on educators, we will work with them to provide students with additional volunteer opportunities while also providing local election officials with the help they need.” 

For more on the Students Serve initiative, contact the Secretary of State’s office at 1-800-262-8683 or by emailing election@ks.gov. 

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