Celebrate the Fourth by registering to vote

Bravo to students at several local high schools for registering to vote.

Representatives of the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut recently visited New London High School, Stonington High School and the Williams School, registering a teacher and more than 135 students who were 18 or would be 18 by Election Day on Nov. 6. The League also registered about 10 parents or relatives of students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School.

The ongoing effort continues with the next registration session happening on the 4th of July during Groton's Independence Day Parade on Route 1. Stop by to register to vote at the League's booth, set up near the parade's viewing stand in front of Chelsea Groton Bank on Poquonnock Road (Route 1) near Drozdyk Drive. Even if you're already registered, stop by and say hello, pick up some information and possibly volunteer to help more people register to vote.

Every election is important and there is no better way to participate in democracy than registering to vote and going to the polls to cast your ballot.

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