National Voter Registration Day

Civic Participation Encouraged on National Voter Registration Day
Posted on 09/27/2021
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National Voter Registration Day is held on the fourth Tuesday in September. This year, September 28 will be the official day, and the School District of Palm Beach County will celebrate voter registration throughout the week of September 27 through October 1.

Given that eligible Floridians can pre-register to vote if they are 16 years old, the School District makes an effort to inform its students about voter registration.

The District’s non-partisan approach does not endorse any political party, and the District does not in any way persuade students to register with a specific political party. The initiative is exclusively about encouraging civic participation and promoting the importance of voting.

On September 28 in classrooms across the District with students of the proper age, voter registrations will be done online via QR Code or paper registration form.

To register to vote in Florida, a person must:

Be a citizen of the United States.

Be a legal Florida resident.

Be at least 18 years old. A person can pre-register to vote if they are 16 years old. They will receive their voter registration card and be allowed to vote once they turn 18.

Not have been officially declared by a judge as mentally incapacitated.

Not have been convicted of a felony without their civil rights having been restored. Get additional information about eligibility for those with a felony conviction.

The District has put together an informative slide show with helpful information about Voter Registration Day. Additionally, visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections and Florida Division of Elections for more detailed information about the registration and voting process in Florida.

Those entities can also provide sample ballots and information about all candidates who will appear on a voter’s ballot.

The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections created a video for Students Who Vote, a non-partisan voter registration program. Click below to learn about the importance of voting, how to register to vote, and how to cast a ballot and participate in elections.


                                  

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