2012 Youth Voter Registration Project

The Office of the County Clerk, Elections Division, is announcing the start of the 2012 Youth Voter Registration Project (YVRP).

This year, the YVRP program will be launching a “High School County Council” pilot project for high school students 16-18 years of age. Through this hands-on project, students will register to vote for the 2012 election, engage in “how-to” sessions and training covering precinct operations, learn about the local government legislative process, experience drafting legislation, and exercise leadership by becoming a candidate in an election for a district council seat representing the participating high school. Those are elected and all who participate will understand the importance of local government, and discover how interesting civic participation can be.

Four schools have expressed the desire to participate in the program: Kea‘au, Kamehahameha, Honoka‘a and Konawaena High Schools.

This will be an educational, rewarding and fun project for everyone involved.

For questions regarding this project, please contact Jeanette Aiello, Legislative Research Branch, Office of the County Clerk, at (808) 961-8564 or to her email address at jaiello@hawaiicounty.gov.

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