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The message “get out to vote” will be carried to SMHS students by Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson on Wednesday, Sept. 20th.

The event is designed to help eligible students to preregister to vote and engage them in the political process. It starts at 8 a.m. and wraps up about 11 a.m. inside the cafeteria on campus.

In 2014, Senator Jackson’s bill SB 113- Elections: Voter Registration, which allows students as young as 16 preregister to vote, was signed into law and opened up the door for young people to learn more about political participation and prepare to vote in the future.

“We have hosted preregistration events at several California high schools that have been incredibly successful and rewarding for all parties involved,’’ Beth-Jackson said. “We ultimately want to encourage students to take advantage of pre-registration and learn more about the importance of being politically active.’’

Principal Joe Domingues said the outreach, as High School Voter Education Week approaches, is an “important opportunity for all Saints and it shouldn’t be missed.’’

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