Student Elections Ambassador Program

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

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Overview

The Department of Elections is calling on students across Marin County to volunteer as Elections Ambassadors, serving as a critical link between our department and Marin students.

The Marin County Elections Department, Marin League of Women Voters (LWV), and the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) have joined forces to annually recruit civic-minded students who are interested in the electoral process.

To be eligible, students must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Students: A student who lives in Marin County or attends a Marin County school.
  2. Recent School Grads: Anyone aged 25 or younger who considers Marin County their home/community. There are no requirements to be enrolled in a college/university or currently live in Marin County.

 Student Ambassador's Application

Required Training

  •  Training date and details coming soon.

About the Program

This program was established in 2018 when a Marin County high school student named Cameron introduced the concept to the Registrar of Voters. Cameron worked with the Elections Department to establish the Student Elections Ambassador Program.

The student-led approach is the core of what this program embodies. A program where student ambassadors are taught about the importance and fundamentals of voting, and then through a peer-to-peer approach, educate their classmates about the process.

Today, the program has expanded to include all young adults who consider Marin County their community. Together, the Marin County Elections Department, the Marin League of Women Voters, and the Marin Office of Education work to educate and promote youth civic engagement and awareness in the electoral process.

Program Objectives

The Student Elections Ambassador Program has three main objectives:

  1. To pre-register and register Marin County Students to vote;
  2. To expand the Marin County Department of Elections Student 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.

What’s In It For You?

  • Opportunity to show leadership skills;
  • County-wide recognition;
  • Civic participation as you play an important role in your local community;
  • Community service hours (if approved by your school).

We will ensure that you have all the resources and tools to carry out your outreach event(s), pre-register and register other students, while also encouraging peers to volunteer to work at the polls.

Your Responsibilities

This program is student-led with support from the Elections Department, LWV, and MCOE. The ambassadors decide how to organize, make an outreach plan, and execute the plan.

Responsibilities throughout the year include:

  • Attending a training in the fall;
  • Organizing outreach event(s) before the voter registration deadline;
  • Participating at voter education speaker event(s);
  • Providing feedback about the details of outreach activities and promote the program to future ambassadors.

Ambassador Resources

To learn more about the program, find training details, and for further election and outreach resources, visit this information site.