South San Francisco, CA September 13, 2019 Submitted by David Burruto, Chief of Staff, Supervisor Pine’s Office
In support of National Voter Registration Day, Supervisor Pine, Assemblyman Kevin Mullin and San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Mark Church, will host a “Donuts for Democracy” event to encourage voter registration and pre-registration for teens in northern San Mateo County.
Highlighting a day focused on voter registration promotes the many pathways available to register to vote as well as the importance of county residents keeping their voter registration up-to-date. It is particularly important for 17-year olds to be aware of the unique opportunity they now have to pre-register to vote and become automatically registered to participate in the Presidential Election next year.
First held during the 2012 Presidential Election, National Voter Registration Day is now observed across the United States. In 2018, nearly 100,000 Californians and 800,000 people nationally, registered to vote or updated their registration on National Voter Registration Day. The State of California has allowed voter pre-registration beginning at age 16 since 2016. Teenagers who turn 18 in time for the 2020 Presidential Primary or Presidential General Election and who pre-register now will be automatically registered to vote in those elections.