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Students Learn About Voting Process

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s secretary of state made a stop in Eugene Tuesday at one of 200 Oregon high schools participating in National Voter Registration Day.

Kate Brown organized these drives to help young Oregonians learn about the voting process and about the importance of participating in the political process. She says Sheldon High School students have been outstanding to work with and their enthusiasm for civic education is inspiring.

“It’s sort of a chicken-and-the-egg issue. We want to get students involved and get them participating so we get more younger people running for office, both local office and, frankly, for the state legislature as well,” Brown said.

The Sheldon stop was the last of the day for Brown, who also visited two high schools in Salem Tuesday.

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