Avery County Schools Policy Policy Code: 3640/5130
STUDENT VOTER REGISTRATION AND PREREGISTRATION
The Avery County Board of Education is committed to securing the future of democracy by preparing young people to be educated, engaged voters. Further, the board is committed to working in collaboration with the local board of elections to encourage students who are sixteen years of age or older to register or preregister to vote as permitted by North Carolina law.
In keeping with this commitment, the board directs the superintendent or designee to establish any necessary procedures and to cooperate with the local board of elections in conducting annual voter registration and preregistration drives as part of Citizen Awareness Month as required by G.S. 163-82.25. The board further directs the superintendent to establish a committee of high school social studies teachers and other appropriate school personnel to collaborate with the local board of elections to facilitate and encourage voter registration and preregistration at all high schools in the school system.
In compliance with G.S. 163-82.23, the principal of each high school shall make available to all students and others who are eligible to register and preregister to vote the application forms described in G.S. 163A-862.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-47(59), -81(c)(1)(b); 163A-860, -862, -888
Cross References: Citizenship and Character Education (policy 3530)
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