High School Voter Education Weeks

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Voter Education Weeks in San Francisco

San Francisco High School Students are volunteering with the Department of Elections as High School Elections Ambassadors to help students over 16 years old pre-register to vote.

What High School Elections Ambassadors Do:

  • Volunteer with the San Francisco Department of Elections during High School Voter Education Weeks April 17 to 28, 2017
  • Register voters age 16 and older
  • Promote election awareness by displaying materials on their campus
  • Organize a voter registration event at their school or in their community

What High School Elections Ambassador Get:

  • Community-service hours from their school
  • Certificate of Honor from Mayor Lee
  • Civics experience for college application
  • Customer service skills for resume
  • Satisfaction of helping their community
  • Department of Elections thank-you gifts

High School Voter Education Weeks April 17 to 28, 2017

California Education Code designates the last weeks in April and September as High School Voter Education Weeks. This provides an opportunity for high schools and their students to partner with elections officials to promote civic education on campus and cultivate lifelong voters and active citizens.

View the official memorandum, from the California Secretary of State and the State Superintend of Public Instruction (PDF)

To learn more, contact: hspollworker.communication@sfgov.org