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High school voter registration workers, from left, former teacher Bill Gilbert, students Kyle McGraw and Caitlin Christensen, town of St. Joseph Clerk Marie Schmit, seated, and town of Hudson Clerk Vickie Shaw. Photo by Randy Hanson

Hudson High School seniors register to vote

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18-year-olds Justin Meagher, left, and Mason Schullo complete voter registration forms during a lunch break at Hudson High School. Matt Pilarski, in the background, also filled out a form and was on his way to returning it to registration deputies.

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"I'm excited. I'm glad to make sure my vote will count in November," said Pilarski, who hasn't decided yet which presidential candidate he'll vote for.

Meagher and Schullo said they'll be voting for Republican John McCain. Both have enlisted in the military and will be leaving for active duty after graduating from high school next spring.

Registering 18-year-old high school students to vote was the brainchild of American government and world history teacher Matthew Friedl, seated left in the second photo.

Assisting in the project, from left, were former Hudson Middle School teacher Bill Gilbert, students Kyle McGraw and Caitlin Christensen, town of St. Joseph Clerk Marie Schmit, seated, and town of Hudson Clerk Vickie Shaw. Gilbert said they were expecting to register 75 to 150 voters at the high school on Thursday and Friday of last week.

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