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April 29, 2019


Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit James Lick High School in San Jose

SAN JOSE, CA - Secretary of State Alex Padilla continues High School Voter Education Weeks with a visit to James Lick High School on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

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

In less than a year, Californians will cast their ballots for the March 2020 Presidential Primary. In preparation, 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


Tuesday, April 30, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


James Lick High School
57 North White Road
San Jose, CA 95127


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

East Side Union School District:
Linda Ornelas:


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