For Planning Purposes
September 14, 2018
ORANGE COUNTY - Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be kicking off High School Voter Education Weeks (September 17-28) with a visit to Buena Park High School in Buena Park on Monday, September 17. He will be joined by Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley.
Over the next two weeks, Secretary Padilla will visit high schools across California to discuss the importance of voting and the role young people can play in shaping the future through civic participation. Secretary of State staff will help students register and pre-register to vote.
As the November 6, 2018 General Election is fast approaching, students turning 18 on or before November 6 will have an opportunity to register and cast their first ballot this fall. 16- and 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote, and have their registration automatically activated when they turn 18.
Earlier this year, Secretary Padilla launched a High School Civic Engagement Portal, HighSchool.sos.ca.gov. 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.
The California Education Code designates the last two full weeks in April and September to be High School Voter Education Weeks. This provides 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 cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens.
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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley
Monday, September 17, 2018
8833 Academy Dr.
Buena Park, CA 90621
Assembly and rally with Secretary of State Padilla and students.
Voter registration drive, with students using tablets and paper forms to register to vote.
Secretary Padilla: Roberto Negrete (213) 332-2299
Buena Park High School: Jennifer Williams (714) 883-3000