FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 26, 2011
Supervisor of Elections Office Set to Register Students
Duval County Supervisor of Elections office partners with local high schools, colleges and universities to register students in the 2011 Countywide Student Voter Registration Drive. This year’s drive is a three day event scheduled for Tuesday, February 1st through Thursday, February 3rd.
Over 56 public and private high schools, colleges and universities are participating in this year’s event. This year’s goal is to pre-register and register 7,500 students who are 16 and older. Thanks to school officials working with the Supervisor of Elections staff, students throughout the county will be able to register to vote in history classes, during lunchtime, between class periods and even after school.
The State of Florida has modified the voter registration law which allows 16 year olds who have a valid Florida Driver’s License or Florida Identification Card to pre-register. “Introducing students to the electoral process early is fundamental in providing a foundation for Democracy to continue for future generations”, stated Supervisor Holland.
Last year’s Countywide Student Voter Registration Drive resulted in a 61% increase from the previous year. Over 56 high schools, colleges, and universities participated last year resulting in the 18-25 year old age group being the largest percentage of registered voters in Duval County. Since Holland was elected in 2005 the office has registered over 36,189 Duval County students.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Supervisor Holland or any school personnel contact Tracie Collier at (904) 630-8026
Tracie Collier, Director of Education & Communications: (904) 630-8026 Office; (904) 219-0792 Cell; firstname.lastname@example.org