Burbank City Clerk Zizette Mullins visited Christina Fahad’s Government classes at Burbank High School last week. Mullins talked to students about the importance of voting, explained Measure B (Voter Approval for Burbank’s Airport Terminal Projects) which will be on the November ballot, and explained the structure of the government of the City of Burbank. Thirty-five BHS students registered to work in polling places around the city for the election on November 8 through the Student Polling Program of Los Angeles County.
Mullins said, “I am pleased to announce that after speaking with Ms. Fahad’s government classes about the upcoming elections (national, state, and municipal), almost 150 students committed to register to vote. This was also an excellent opportunity to speak to our future voters about our government and the importance of participating in it. The students were very engaged and I feel that this presentation helped them understand that every vote counts and encouraged them to actively take part in the election process.”
Mullins explained the new registration forms that enable students aged 16-17 to preregister to vote, which allows the state of California to receive their contact information in order to send them sample ballots and voter information in advance of the first election for which they will be eligible to vote. As well, any student who is 17 but will turn 18 on or before Election Day can also register to vote with the same goal in mind.