High school students can learn about democracy in action and register to vote in time for the Nov. 6 election if they take part in a campaign being conducted by three statewide organizations.
The voter registration drive is being held in New Jersey high schools until Oct. 12, 2018 by the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Social Studies Supervisors Association.
A similar effort to involve students in the election added 2,000 names to the voter rolls before the June primary elections. Students who are 17 years old can register now, but they can only be allowed to vote when they turn 18. Organizers say the campaign serves to “promote a positive course of action and civic engagement for students.”
To hold a voter registration drive at your school, contact Dan Higgins, NJPSA director of communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.