Once upon a time, the League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area was a vibrant force in encouraging young people to vote.

“I remember when I was a kid at Central School, the local league had come to the local grade schools to run mock elections,” said Andy Sorensen, a member of the league, “and Central School students voted for Ross Perot in the presidential election that year.”

The League of Women Voters hopes to return to days like that.

In that spirit, the league visited Ripon High School and Green Lake School last week Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day.

“We were able to register just over 10 voters at Ripon High School, and five students in the Green Lake School,” Sorensen said.

At Ripon High School, three volunteers met in with students in the media center.

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