West Valley preps students for elections

Student government registers future student voters

Photos by HUSD
Students signed up to pre-register and register for the upcoming fall elections.

■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed

The California Department of Education, along with the State of California, observed High School Voter Education Week from Sept. 17-28. In recognition of the week, the CDE and State of California emphasized the importance of ensuring that students are learning to become active and engaged citizens.
West Valley High School Student Government students used Tuesday, Sept. 25 and Wednesday Sept. 26 to help register high school students in time to vote in the fall elections. Students worked with retired educators from the Four Seasons community to help students register or pre-register to vote. With online pre-registration available, 16 and 17 year-olds can pre-register and they will automatically become active voters on their 18th birthday.
“I am so excited to see students get involved in the process,” said Christina Stuve, ASB Secretary. “The entire student government and the community volunteers helped make this idea a reality.”
Students on the West Valley High School campus participated in the two-day voter drive during lunch time. Hemet Unified recognized their student government and Four Seasons community members for providing an opportunity for students to become active citizens in our community and be a part of the democratic process.

It is important to ensure that students are learning to become active and engaged citizens.

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