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California Secretary of State Speaks At NU

Nevada Union High School was the latest stop by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Tuesday morning, as part of High School Voter Education Weeks. The campaign runs through the last 2 weeks of April and September. Speaking to a large group consisting mostly of senior class members, he was touting a new state law that now allows 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register and then have their registration automatically become active when they turn 18…

click to listen to Alex Padilla

Padilla didn’t have a specific reason for choosing NU. But he notes that although people 18 to 25 years old have the potential to be the largest voting block, they historically have the lowest turnout rate, especially in rural areas. A PSA video called “Our Time is Now” was also presented. Padilla says he thinks the 2016 presidential election has sparked more interest in getting involved…

click to listen to Alex Padilla

17-year-old Morgan Margulies, who is the student representative on the school board, says he plans to pre-register…

click to listen to Morgan Margulies

A table was set up after the assembly where a number of students lined up to pre-register. Padilla also answered pre-written questions from students.

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