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. Learn more about all of the options below.
San Francisco High School Elections Ambassador Program
The Ambassadors will join other students across San Francisco to spread the word about elections by serving during Voter Education Weeks every April and September. The Department will provide you with the resources and support for you to imagine, design, and conduct your very own outreach event to help San Francisco students pre-register to vote. Gain volunteer experience and community service hours as you promote elections awareness around your school and community. Download the application and submit it by September 7th!
San Francisco High School Poll Worker Program
Every election, approximately 1,000 San Francisco high school students join forces with other members of the community to volunteer at polling places around the city. You can be a part of this experience and even earn a stipend for your service by applying to become a High School Poll Worker.
Help your community vote and experience democracy in action – find out more by visiting the Poll Worker page.
Did you know that in California you can pre-register to vote when you turn sixteen?
Pre-register to vote by completing a registration card or by using the , and your registration will automatically become active on your eighteenth birthday. After you pre-register, you can update your registration information at any time by completing a new registration application.Learn more about registration basics by visiting the California Secretary of State’s Online Registration ApplicationRegistration page.