Secretary of State, School Superintendent kick off High School Voter Education Weeks 

April 15 marked the start of High School Voter Education Weeks (April 15-26) in California. This provides an opportunity for high schools and their students to partner with county election officials to promote civic education and participation on campus and foster an environment that cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens.

California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D.

California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., in partnership with California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, issued a letter encouraging all California high schools to participate in High School Voter Education Weeks, April 15-26, 2024.

Assemblymember Gail Pellerin introduced House Resolution 89, recognizing High School Voter Education Weeks to encourage all California High Schools to participate.

By participating, high school students have the opportunity to learn how to pre-register to vote, how to become a student election poll worker, host a Student Mock Election, and possibly organize voter registration drives on their campuses.

“High School Voter Education Weeks embodies the spirit of democracy by empowering our youth with the knowledge and tools necessary to engage in our electoral process,” said Weber. “As we reach out to California’s high schools, our goal is to inspire a new generation to understand the power of their vote and the impact it can have on shaping their future. I look forward to witnessing the enthusiasm and commitment of our students as they embark on this journey towards becoming lifelong voters and active participants in our democracy.”

 

“I want to encourage all of our students and educators to participate in High School Voter Education Week activities, in recognition of voting as a powerful tool that our young people have to shape their futures,” said Thurmond. “Our democracy is precious and helps to secure important rights and freedoms for us all. By providing high quality civic education to all students, we help to honor and preserve the democratic values and institutions that give us power to improve our communities and our lives.”