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September 16, 2019


Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Arleta High School in Los Angeles County

ARLETA, CA - Secretary of State Alex Padilla continues High School Voter Education Weeks (September 16-27) with a visit to Arleta High School in Arleta on Tuesday, September 17. The Secretary will be joined by Assemblymember Luz Rivas and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner.

Secretary Padilla will discuss the importance of voting and the role young people can play in shaping the future through civic participation. Secretary of State and Los Angeles County Registrar staff will be onsite to help students register and pre-register to vote.

In preparation for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary, Secretary Padilla will be encouraging all eligible 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote. Once pre-registered, their registration will automatically activate when they turn 18. Secretary Padilla will also be highlighting the importance of ensuring California has an accurate count of its residents in the 2020 Census.

In 2018, Secretary Padilla launched a High School Civic Engagement Portal, 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.

*Media interested in attending should RSVP to


California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Assemblymember Luz Rivas


Tuesday, September 17, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Arleta High School
14200 Van Nuys Blvd.
Arleta, CA 91331


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
Sam Mahood, (916) 653-6575

Barbara Jones, (213) 241-6766


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