Long Beach, CA (October 19, 2016) – Long Beach City Clerk Maria de la Luz Garcia announced today that she has partnered with Jordan High School to hold a schoolwide student mock election on November 3, 2016. This event is part of the City Clerk’s continuing effort to promote youth civic engagement among Long Beach’s young people.
Prior to Election Day, the City Clerk will lead students in an assembly where they will learn about their local governance and the importance of registering to vote and voting in all elections. Then on November 3, 2016 students will be asked to vote for President of the United States, several statewide ballot measures, and Jordan high school specific measures.
“Students and staff are excited for the assembly and mock election. As a social studies teacher, I teach my students about democracy. This program gives them an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and see it in action,” said Jordan High School teacher, Whitney Gomes.
Students will be casting their ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 3. All members of the media are encouraged to attend this dynamic event. Jordan High administration will be available for press inquiries. 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. Jordan High is located at: 6500 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805.