The Office of the Secretary of State is encouraging school districts throughout the state to participate in New Jersey High School Voter Registration Week, taking place from April 24 – 29.
In a letter to stakeholders, Secretary of State Tahesha Way notes the initiative is part of a broader effort to foster ongoing civic participation, particularly among our youth.
“Many schools across the state participated last year, and I am writing to ask you again for your help with our Department of State initiative to register eligible 18-year-old high school students and eligible 17 year-old-students who will be 18 in time for the next election in anticipation of the voter registration deadline on May 16th for the upcoming Primary Election 2023,” she said.
She noted that the project is part of the state’s Jersey Civic Engage effort to foster ongoing civic participation in communities throughout New Jersey.
School districts wishing to participate can take advantage of the following resources:
- Guidance for participating schools: Includes suggestions for easily conducting a brief voter registration activity.
- A New Jersey High School Voter Registration Week Video from the secretary of state.
- A slide deck for you to use in your classroom or distribute designed for students about how to be an informed New Jersey voter.
- A sharable/printable event flyer that includes a QR code to a student voter registration page on the voter information portal.
- The student voter registration and voting page on the voter information portal.
For questions about New Jersey High School Voter Registration Week or the Jersey Civic Engage initiative, contact the New Jersey Department of State via email.
More information about voting in New Jersey is available here.