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About 200 high school seniors from the Wichita school district will vote for the first time at advanced voting sites over the next two weeks.
The students have been learning about presidential elections in history and social studies classes. Last month, students were encouraged to fill out voter registration cards in class or during registration times.
"We encourage our students to exercise their right to vote and to let their voice be heard. The first time a person votes is a huge event and the students are excited to share that with their peers," said Bill Faflick, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools for USD 259.
Students will begin voting today, with East and West high schools voting at the Sedgwick County Election office.
Voting continues next Tuesday, with North High School students voting at the Sedgwick County Election Office, Northwest High students voting at the Cargill Learning Center at the Zoo and Southeast High students voting at Sharon Baptist Church.
Voting will wrap up Nov. 2 with students of Northeast Magnet School voting at the Bel Aire City Building, and South High students voting at the Machinists Union.
This is the second straight Presidential election where high school seniors will be allowed to vote together.