LWVNOW awarded national youth voter registration grant

For the Tomahawk Leader

NORTHERN WISCONSIN – The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) last week announced that it had been awarded a grant from the U.S. League of Women Voters Education Fund.

Walter Hobbs, grant coordinator and LWVNOW Vice President, said the $600.00 Youth Voter Registration Grant will support LWVNOW’s upcoming voter registration and education activities in the high schools in Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties and Nicolet College in Rhinelander.

“The League’s objective is to motivate high school students to register to vote, cast their first vote and to begin the journey of voting at each election,” a release from LWVNOW stated. “The League wants students to realize the importance of their one vote.”

LWNOW said it has trained volunteers for assisting at these drives and is currently looking for new volunteers. Online voter registration training materials are available to help train new volunteers.

“Then get out there and practice while having fun with the students and other volunteers,” Hobbs stated.

The students can register to vote online at www.MyVote.wi.us, using their own tablet, computer or phone.

“Volunteers then congratulate the students and share important information on how, where, when and why to vote,” LWVNOW said.


The LWVNOW encompasses Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties. The local league belongs to the state and national League of Women Voters, a “non-partisan organization devoted to helping members and fellow citizens develop educated political opinions and act upon them through the democratic process.” The league’s monthly meetings and sponsored events are open to all.

Contact the league by emailing [email protected] or visiting www.lwvnow.org.

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