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Voter Registration Project
Grade level: 12 (students aged 17 or 18)
Instruction in Government, History, Law, and Democracy
Voting patterns in the United States reveal that a substantial number of eligible voters decline to exercise their right. Furthermore, according to The Civic Mission of the Schools report, young people today are “distinctly less likely to vote than older generations were at the same point in their lives.” Maine has attempted to ameliorate that situation by permitting 17 year-olds to vote in primaries, if they will be 18 at the time of the election.
Lewiston High School set an objective to have between 90-100% of students registered to vote before leaving school. Evidence shows that if students are registered and some get to vote in the senior year, they are much more likely to continue voting in the future.
are required to have 1 credit in American Government at
The goal of
having between 90-100% of students registered makes voter registration the norm,
rather than the exception, at
Civic Knowledge: Key principles, documents, and ideas essential to constitutional democracy
Civic Skills: Voicing opinion through electoral and non-electoral means, such as voting, lobbying, protesting, and organizing.
Civic Dispositions : Developing a belief in one’s ability to make a difference· Developing attentiveness to civic matters and a desire to become involved in the civic life of the community
cards from the City clerks or Secretary of State’s office.
City clerk or Secretary of State can provide help.
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