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April 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM

House bill proposed allowing teens to preregister to vote

Parents and schools should teach children the importance of voting

I am appalled that both the media and our Legislature deem it necessary to lead our youth by the nose to the voter-registration process [“Make it easier for teens to preregister to vote,” Opinion, April 3].

Both parents and our educational system should be teaching them that voting is their heritage and a cherished right, not something you get with a driver’s license.

Perhaps those who are to lazy to appear at the clerk’s office to register shouldn’t be voting until they have an appreciation for the what it means to vote.

Douglas Campbell, Edmonds

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