ERIC Number: ED223537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
High School Voter Registration.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Methods for conducting peer voter registration of high school students cover establishing a permanent voter registration committee and identifying and registering eligible students. The permanent voter registration committee, made up of student body representatives, class representatives, and selected teachers, guarantees comprehensive registration of students. Ad hoc committees include research, publicity, finance, and advisory organizations. Methods for identifying eligible voters involve distributing student questionnaires and maintaining up-to-date files. Three registration procedures are on-site registration during school hours, transportation of students to registration sites during school hours, or transporting students to be registered after school hours. Additional information on student poll watchers, working with the board of elections, statutes concerning voter eligibility, absentee ballots, and a voter registration campaign calendar are provided. Sample forms include yearly political facts, community voter identification, voter registration, candidate questionnaire, election profile, community organizations, voting district chairmen, and a volunteer list. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elections, Experiential Learning, High School Students, High Schools, Political Science, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Volunteers, Validated Programs, Voter Registration
Institute for Political and Legal Education, 207 Delsea Drive, RD 4, Box 209, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Research.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.