Friday, September 18, 2020

Getting students involved in the Electoral Process!

 

 

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office will host their fourth annual High School Voter Registration Challenge this fall. So far, 11 high schools have scheduled their voter registration drives.

The Supervisor of Elections is challenging local high schools to get students registered for future elections and so far, the following schools are scheduled to participate: Barron Collier High School, Everglades City School, First Baptist Academy, Golden Gate High School, Immokalee High School, Lorenzo Walker Technical College, Marco Island Academy, Naples High School, Palmetto Ridge High School, Seacrest Country Day School, and St. John Neumann High School. The high school with the highest level of participation after their registration drive will be presented with a plaque from Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections.

Registered voters must be legal US citizens and must be at least 18 years old. Students under 18 are encouraged to pre-register to vote as early as the age of 16. Pre-registered voters who turn 18 on or before November 8, will be qualified to vote in the 2016 General Election.

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office continues to strengthen its partnerships with Collier County schools and engage students in the democratic process by providing educational programs, conducting voter registration drives, and participating in other events that familiarize students with voting and the electoral process. To learn more about voter outreach and educational programs provided by the Supervisor of Elections office, contact Heather Wysocki, Voter Education Coordinator, by email atHeatherWysocki@colliergov.net  or call (239)252-8805.

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