By Cameron Rasmusson
Election Day is fast approaching. To ensure that your trip to your polling place is as speedy as possible, drop by the library this Tuesday for a primer on voter registration.
According to Library Coordinator of Lifelong Learning Mike Bauer, library staff are especially hopeful that young people take advantage of National Voter Registration Day. All participants need is an Idaho driver’s license number, Idaho state identification number or the last four digits of a Social Security number to get registered and ready for the Nov. 6 election.
“(We want) to get the word out to young voters,” Bauer said. “We are just down the street from the high school and are an after-school destination for many students. I encourage students to stop by, find out more about their right to vote and to register. The Library would love to be a part of their participation in the democratic process.”
To participate, simply visit the Sandpoint library, 1407 Cedar St., or the Clark Fork library, 601 Main St., on Tuesday, Sept. 25, between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, explain the voting process and help with registration.
“We will help voters fill out forms or complete online registration here at the Library, and make sure the process gets completed,” Bauer said.
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