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September 23, 2019


Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School for National Voter Registration Day

BOYLE HEIGHTS, CA - Secretary of State Alex Padilla is marking National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, September 24) with a visit to Mendez High School in Boyle Heights. In preparation for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary, Secretary Padilla will be encouraging all eligible 18-year-olds to register and all 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote.

Secretary of State and Los Angeles County Registrar staff will be onsite to help students register and pre-register to vote. This visit is also part of California's High School Voter Education Weeks (September 16-27).

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


Tuesday, September 24, 2019
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Felicitas & Gonzalo High School
1200 Plaza Del Sol E
Los Angeles, CA 90033


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
Paula Valle, (213) 200-0598

Shannon Haber, (213) 241-6766


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