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California High School Voter Education Weeks coming this month

California High School Voter Education Weeks coming this month

Author: SuperUser Account/Monday, April 13, 2015/Categories: Uncategorized, Living

Join the Riverside County Registrar of Voters and the California Secretary of State in spreading the word about California High School Voter Education Weeks, beginning Monday (April 13) and continuing through April 25.

Riverside County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer and Secretary of State Alex Padilla encourage all high schools to offer voter registration to eligible students during these weeks. Both recommend that high school administrators name one or more students as voter outreach coordinators to encourage student voter registration during California High School Voter Education Weeks.  Students are encouraged to participate in our democracy through civics and voter-education programs and by encouraging peers, relatives and others to register to vote and participate in elections. High school administrators should contact the Registrar of Voters’ office at (951) 486-7330 to inquire about student outreach information.

California students and residents may register to vote if they are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old by Election Day, not adjudicated as mentally incompetent and not precluded because of certain criminal convictions. A person must re-register to vote after moving, changing names or changing political party preference.

Registering to vote is easy! Register to vote online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. Paper applications are available at the Riverside County Registrar of Voters’ office, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, post offices and public libraries, and will be made available to high schools upon request.

Call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 if you have any questions about your eligibility to vote.

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