Long Beach (September 19, 2016) — Long Beach City Clerk Maria de la Luz Garcia announced today that she will celebrate the start of High School Voter Education Weeks tomorrow, September 20, 2016 at Cabrillo High. 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 local elections officials to promote civic education and participation on campus and foster an environment that cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens. This year, High School Voter Education Weeks are from September 19-30.
Tomorrow’s event includes a high school voter registration drive and student assembly featuring the California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla. Secretary of State Padilla will discuss the importance of voter registration and the role young people can play in shaping the future through civic participation.
In addition to tomorrow’s event, the City Clerk and Cabrillo High School have partnered to hold a school-wide student mock election on October 18, 2016.
“Engaging young people in our democracy has to start early in a setting that is conducive to learning and that begins in our schools,” said City Clerk Garcia.
The student assembly and voter registration drive are scheduled to take place tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 12:44 p.m. to 1:38 p.m. in the Cabrillo High School Auditorium.
All members of the media are encouraged to attend this dynamic event. Members of the media are to check-in at the Administration Office where they will obtain a visitor’s badge and be directed to the event location. Cabrillo High is located at: 2001 Santa Fe Ave, Long Beach, CA 90810. View more information on High School Voter Education Weeks