The city clerk’s office will be teaming up with the Long Beach Unified School District on Tuesday to register high school students as part of National Voter Registration Day.
Students and faculty at high schools district-wide will host voter registration and pre-registration drives for eligible students who are 16 years old and older, according to the city.
Along with working with Assistant Superintendent of High Schools Peter Davis, City Clerk Monique De La Garza is also working with the city manager’s public affairs team to launch a social media campaign for voter registration efforts.
In addition, city officials said the mayor’s office will be coordinating voter registration events at Cal State Long Beach and Long Beach City College with the March for Our Lives campaign—part of a student-led movement nationwide created earlier this year in response to the fatal shooting of Florida high school students in February.
“We anticipate a large turnout for the Statewide General Election on Nov. 6, 2018, and want to ensure all eligible voters have the information they need to cast their vote on Election Day,” said De La Garza.
The midterm elections will not only potentially determine a shift in control of the House of Representatives to Democrats but, in California, voters will also be choosing a governor and multiple ballot measures on everything from rent control to gas taxes.
To check your voter registration status or find out any other election information visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website by clicking here or visit the Long Beach City Clerk’s website here.