Students can register to vote until primaries

With the primaries and presidential election close in sight, students can learn who to vote for in the primaries and why it’s important


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MCHS students who will be 18 by the presidential election on November 3, 2020 are eligible to vote in the primaries even if they are still 17 during that election.

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer

Students who will be 18 by November 3 are eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election. 

With the primaries quickly approaching, students still have the opportunity to register to vote and research potential candidates before primaries and the general election. 

Voter turnout has declined over the last 40 years. Luis Aguilar, a multilingual instructional assistant at West Campus, said, “Often people will complain about politics. But then I find out that they didn’t vote, [and] I don’t think they really get [to complain].” 

During primaries, eligible voters select the Democratic nominee for the President of the United States of America. In November, voters will elect the President and Illinois representatives for U.S. Senate and House in addition to voting for Illinois Senate, House, and Supreme Court.

The Illinois Primary is on  March 17, and the presidential election is on November 3. Students who will be 18 by the presidential election, are eligible to vote in the primaries even if they’re 17 during that election. Interested students should reach out to teachers Stacy Rockweiler, Luis Aguilar, and or Andrew Stegenga to register to vote.