Local 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote and become part of the 100,000 teens statewide to do so.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Friday announced 100,000 pre-registrations from 16- and 17-year-olds since the program launched in September 2016.
According to Padilla’s office: The new HighSchool.sos.ca.gov website provides information and resources for students who want to be civically active. High school students can learn more about pre-registration, find out how to be a student poll worker, get resources to host a Student Mock Election on their campus, and learn how to organize voter registration drives on their campuses during High School Voter Education Weeks.
According to a reminder from San Benito High School, students are encouraged to take part in two “High School Voter Education Weeks” starting April 16.
Below is the reminder from SBHS:
- Online Voter Registration, Language Preference: http://registertovote.ca.gov/
- Pre-registration took kit (with videos): http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/back-school-pre-registration-tool-kit/
- Register to vote: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/