Local organization targets young voters for voter registration day

By WEEK Producer

September 24, 2013 Updated Sep 24, 2013 at 6:58 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill.-- Whether the right to vote is the most important right in the U.S. Constitution can be debated but it is mentioned more often than any other, five times.

Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day and the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria set out to get younger citizens on the rolls.

The league set-up shop at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, aiming to help students feel involved in the political process and to get them to pay attention to who their elected officials are.

"I think we hear a lot of complaining about what the government is doing or isn't doing but, unless you actually register to vote and cast your ballot, then you can't make any changes,” said Cheryl Budzinki, president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria.

Of course, you can register to vote throughout the year. Just stop by your county clerk or board of election office.

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