High School Elections Ambassador Program

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

Program Objectives

One of the most important institutions in our democracy is our elections system which entrusts individuals with the power to select the representatives of our government, in addition to the ability to voice their opinions on local and state propositions.

On behalf of the County of Marin Elections Department and the Marin County Office of Education, we are proud to announce the High School Elections Ambassador Program. This program will choose two students from each high school across Marin County. Students who participate will serve as a crucial link between the Elections Department and their peers.

The High School Elections Ambassador Program has three main objectives:

  1. To pre-register sixteen and seventeen-year-old high school students in Marin County who meet the applicable criteria, and register high school students in Marin County who are eligible to vote.
  2. To expand the Marin County Department of Elections High School Poll Worker Program to reach more students and increase participation.
  3. Highlight the importance of youth engagement and participation in local, state, and federal elections.

The Elections Department and the Marin County Office of Education will ensure that students have all the resources and tools to carry out voter drives at high schools, pre-registering and registering high school students, while also encouraging peers to volunteer to work at the polls. Student ambassadors will gain community engagement experience and, if approved by the school, earn volunteer hours as they promote civic engagement and awareness in the electoral process.