Welcome to Merced County Registrar of Voters Learning Center!
We all have a responsibility to our youth to be active participants in democracy. Why? Studies show that educating kids at an early age about government and democracy and having adult role models who vote has a great impact on whether they will become voting adults themselves. Studies also show that involving young people in activities and discussions about civics and elections can increase the likelihood that other voting-aged adults in the same household will also vote.
Did you know... in California, youth who are 16 and 17 years old are eligible to pre-register to vote? Those who do will have their voter registration automatically activated when they turn 18, and they will begin to receive voting materials!
Visit the California Secretary of State's website for more information and access to their pre-registration tool kit.
We hope to share useful resources to help kick start your campaign to teach kids in our communities about the importance of participating in democracy.