For Planning Purposes
April 5, 2018
LOS ANGELES – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be joined by students, education leaders and school administrators to announce a major milestone reached in California’s voter pre-registration efforts of 16- and 17-year-olds. He will also unveil a new high school and youth initiatives portal on the Secretary of State’s website.
California launched online pre-registration for 16- and 17- year-olds in September 2016. In March, Secretary Padilla announced that a total of 88,700 16- and 17-year-olds have pre-registered to vote in California since the program launched in September 2016. California’s 16- and 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. Their registration is activated when they turn 18.
The Secretary of State’s office has seen a spike in pre-registrations since youth began mobilizing after the Parkland School shooting and the March for Our Lives rallies.
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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Co-Executive Director of Mobilizing the Immigrant Vote/Yvote Luis Sanchez
Edward R. Roybal Learning Center Principal Dr. Jared Du Pree
LAUSD Student School Board Member Benjamin Holtzman
Friday, April 6, 2018
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Edward R. Roybal Learning Center (Entrance at the corner of Colton St. and Boyleston St.)
1200 Colton Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Secretary Padilla: Jesse Melgar or Sam Mahood 213-797-9920