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April 19, 2017
Contact:
Jesse Melgar or Sam Mahood
(916) 653-6575

MEDIA ADVISORY 

Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Hueneme High School

 

VENTURA COUNTY - Secretary of State Alex Padilla continues High School Voter Education Weeks with a visit to Hueneme High School on Thursday, April 20, 2017. 

Secretary of State Padilla will discuss the importance of voter registration and the role young people can play in shaping the future through civic participation. There will also be a student-led voter registration drive. 

Secretary Padilla recently announced that eligible 16- and 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote online. By pre-registering, California youth will have their voter registration become active automatically when they turn 18. 

High School Voter Education Weeks (April 17-28) provide an opportunity for high schools and their students to partner with elections officials to promote civic education and participation on campus and foster an environment that promotes active citizenship and lifelong voters. 

Click here for resources and more information about High School Voter Education Weeks 

Last year, the Oxnard Union High School District adopted a policy requiring that students be provided an opportunity to register to vote at school twice per year.

WHO:

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

WHEN:

Thursday, April 20 
11:55 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cameras should be set up by 11:45 a.m.

WHERE:

Hueneme High School
500 W. Bard Road 
Oxnard, CA 93033

VISUALS:

Assembly with Secretary of State Padilla and students. 
Voter registration drive, with students using tablets and paper forms to register or pre-register to vote.

CONTACTS:

Secretary Padilla: Jesse Melgar (916) 701-3753
Hueneme High School: Gary Mayeda, gary.mayeda@ouhsd.k12.ca.us
OUHSD: Dr. Penelope DeLeon, penelope.deleon@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

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