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April 5, 2018


California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Announce Major Milestone in California Pre-registration Totals, Unveil New High School Civic Engagement Portal

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 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


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