High School Voter Education Weeks

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 county elections officials to promote civic education and participation on campus and foster an environment that cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens.

The Department of Elections is excited to invite high school students to join the High School Voter Education Weeks Student Ambassador Program. High School Student Ambassadors will help register people to vote, promote awareness of the upcoming Presidential Primary election, and recruit fellow students to serve as poll workers on Election Day. In the process, students will gain an important understanding of our election system and the value of civic engagement.

As part of the 2-week program, Ambassadors will attend training to learn voter registration procedures, and ideas for how to promote civic engagement and voter participation. Ambassadors will also receive regular communication via email from Department staff to assist them in their efforts. At the culmination of the program, Ambassadors will receive as certificate of appreciation.

Applications for the September 2016 High School Voter Education Ambassador Program  are due September 12, 2016.

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

To apply, complete this application (PDF)

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