League of Women Voters registers young voters

Carrie Tankard, Carole Early, and Joyce Rickson ready to register young voters at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. —Ewell Hopkins

A total of 30 students from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and the Charter School signed up to preregister to vote, according to a press release. The students filled out registration forms to be conveyed to their town clerks by members of the League of Women Voters. Teens can preregister to vote at age 16.

At the end of April, during a two-hour lunch period at MVRHS and a half-hour period after morning meeting at the Charter School, league members welcomed students, answered questions, and helped them complete the forms. The preregistered teen voters will be automatically upgraded to active voter status when they turn 18.

Teens can also register online at sec.state.ma.us/ovr/, when they apply for a driver’s license through the Registry of Motor Vehicles, or in person at town halls.

Anyone who would like to join the League of Women Voters will be welcomed at its annual meeting on June 2 at 10:30 am at the Oak Bluffs library. For more information, call 508-627-6429.