Education: Senior Voters

Registering the Class of '80

About half the 500 seniors graduating from Detroit's Cooley High last spring walked out of the ceremony clutching something besides their sheepskins—voter registration cards. That experience proved to be a dry run for a bill signed into law this month by Michigan Governor William G. Milliken to encourage a good portion of next year's 133,000 Michigan high school graduates to vote in the 1980 presidential election. The new law provides that high school principals or their deputies can issue registration cards on the spot and act as registrars to certify that a student meets the state's minimum...

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