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Simple voter registration offered to FHSU students


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

Students at Fort Hays State University will have the opportunity to register for the 2012 election using the online program TurboVote.

The Student Government Association and the American Democracy Project will assist students in registering Monday through Sept. 28 for National Voter Registration Day.

TurboVote allows students to fill out their voter registration form online and sends the form to each student to sign and return in the pre-stamped envelope addressed to his or her courthouse.

TurboVote also provides absentee ballots and pre-stamped envelopes to students who will not be in their county of permanent residence on election day.

The program is free and open to any domestic student, virtual or on-campus. It is not limited to Kansas residents, and non-students can register online to receive an absentee ballot.

Informational sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Union and Forsyth Library.

The deadline to sign up on TurboVote to receive a voter registration form in Kansas is Sept. 28. You still can register to vote in Kansas until Oct. 16. Registration postmarked Oct. 16 still will be valid.