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Editorial: Register to ensure you have voice in election

The general election is exactly one month away, but a vital deadline is even closer. Potential voters must register by Tuesday to have a voice in the election.

People who want to register in Johnson County must be at least 18 years old by Election Day, Nov. 6, and cannot currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.

Johnson County residents can register at the voter registration office in the basement of the county courthouse in Franklin, at any license branch or online at Indianavoters.com. They also can mail a voter application to the courthouse at P.O. Box 451, Franklin, IN 46131. But that application must be postmarked by Tuesday.

If you register at a license branch, you could use that visit to obtain a state identification card if you do not have one. State law requires voters to present a government-issued photo ID card, such as a driver’s license, state ID card, passport or military ID, in order to vote. If you don’t have one, you’ll need to obtain one before going to the polls.

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