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TIFFIN, Iowa - The first time inside a voting booth can be a little intimidating for those who haven't done it before or don't know much about the process.
Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert visited Clear Creek Amana High School on Monday to show students how voting equipment works. Those who were at least 18 also had the chance to get help registering.
Weipert said he dealt with several misconceptions when it comes to the process.
"You know there's a lot of myths out there, you know some kids thought if you were registered to vote you might be drafted in the military, that you need an ID to vote, there were just a lot of questions like that," Weipert said.
The next election is the June 3rd primary. Early voting has already started, and the next upcoming satellite voting option is Wednesday, April 30th. Election officials will be at the University of Iowa Main Library, University of Iowa Main Library, 125 W. Washington St., from 3 to 7 p.m.
A government teacher invited Weipert to Clear Creek Amana to get his students more involved with the political process.