Three hundred eighty-six new Lyons Township High School voters were added to the Illinois voter roll thanks in part to the League of Women Voters of the LaGrange Area at their Sept. 28 voter registration drive held at the district’s North Campus.

Just over 30 percent of the 1,259 eligible students were registered in person during the drive. A new QR code allowed students to register online this year as well.

Two of the 386 Lyons Township High School students who registered to vote during a Sept. 28 drive fill out forms provided by a member of the League of Women Voters of the LaGrange Area. | Provided

Any student who will be 18-years-old by Nov. 4, 2022, was eligible to register.

The June 28, 2022, election is a gubernatorial primary, when the governor and candidates for many Cook County offices will be on the ballot. Students who are 17 years old can vote in the March 20 primary as long as they turn 18 by the General Election on Nov. 8.

“Voter registration is one of the most important and meaningful applications of what we teach in the Social Studies Department,” said Social Studies Division Chairman Paul Houston. “We value democracy and believe it works best when all voices are heard, which is why we work so hard to register students.”