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High School Resources

Chalkboard with text saying when student voter registration awareness week isThank you to BVSD and SVVSD for adopting resolutions in support of a 3rd annual High School Student Voter Registration Awareness Week: April 4 – April 8, 2022 (BVSD Resolution and SVVSD Resolution).

Please see our voter registration resources below. And don’t forget to tag us on social media for any voter registration events you host!

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Boulder County Elections partners with public high schools in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts to promote high school student voter registration.

As a state, Colorado values and promotes youth voter participation. Students as young as 16 can pre-register to vote and Colorado always features strong youth voter turnout (see resources for data).

In Colorado, every high school is required to appoint a Voter Registration Liaison to assist with voter registration on school grounds. We work with BVSD and SVVSD high schools to identify, train, and provide resources for these Liaisons as they seek to promote awareness about voter registration and democratic engagement at their schools.

Students/teachers/parents – Not sure who your voter registration liaison is? Ask your principal or contact us! We welcome you to join us in our efforts to grow voters among the youth in Boulder County.

High School Voter Registration Liaison

Colorado Election Law (Title 1, Article 2, Part 4, 1-2-402 and 1-2-403) states that every public high school principal needs to appoint a staff person to help citizens register to vote while on school grounds. This person is referred to in statute as a “high school deputy registrar,” but in Boulder County we refer to them as a High School Voter Registration Liaison. This person is trained in voter registration basics by their county clerk’s office.

Typical examples of staff members who take on this role include civics, social studies, or similar teachers or high school administrators or guidance counselors.

The Liaison promotes and encourages voter registration or preregistration of all eligible students and school employees by making registration forms and information available at school during open hours for classes or at other school events available on school grounds.

The Liaison is the “go to” person in the school who helps to register and preregister eligible voters by:

  • answering questions;
  • making voter registration forms available and sharing the online voter registration link www.GoVoteColorado.gov;
  • checking and validating registration paperwork for accuracy and completeness (when possible and as appropriate);
  • forwarding the registration paperwork to Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s office.

Once you have been appointed as a Voter Registration Liaison by your school’s principal, you must complete the following steps:

Step 1: Contact the Vote Center and Outreach Supervisor for a link to the Liaison Training Class. It takes about 15-30 minutes to complete the training program.

Step 2: Review the resources provided for what would be useful for your school. We have sample school announcements, class presentations, and more.

Step 3: Send any completed paperwork from the class to Vote@BoulderCountyVotes.org and set up a time to be sworn in as a High School Voter Registration Liaison.

Step 4: Complete your oath as a High School Voter Registration Liaison.

Eliza Pickrell Routt Award

Recognizing high schools that have registered 85% or more of their seniors.

Apply Here

Resources & Ideas to Promote High School Voter Registration

Student Voter Registration Awareness Week & Beyond

  • Promote High School Student Voter Registration Awareness Week by making daily announcements via loud speaker or video presentation that week. Sample announcements here.
  • Post the flyers in school, send them directly home with students and/or parents (flyers were also sent directly to liaisons):
  • Student Newspaper and Media Clubs – Reach out to us to schedule an interview! We’d love to talk about why youth registration and voting is so important. Contact info below.
  • Invite us to help do a voter registration table during lunch or to do a short classroom presentation. Contact info below.
  • Liaisons – Present to your students anytime on voter registration basics. See our 45 minute and 15-minute versions template presentations available through the online portal (see your email for platform access or get in touch).
  • Follow our Social Media accounts and share our posts leading up to the election. We’ll tag your school. Let us know if you’d like us to tag your personal account too! We are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Boulder County Elections Videos

Share these short videos with your class to help them learn more about elections in Boulder County:

Classroom Education Resources

High School Elections Contact

Please get in touch so we can support your voter registration efforts!

Elizabeth Holden, Elections Manager – Voter Services

Email: EHolden@bouldercounty.org

Phone: 303-413-7753

Contact Us

Elections Division

303-413-7740

303-413-7728 (Fax)

Email
www.BoulderCountyVotes.org

**New as of Jan 4, 2021**
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Thurs.
CLOSED Fridays

Location

Boulder: 1750 33rd Street (main office)
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Longmont: 529 Coffman Street*
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Lafayette: 1376 Miners Drive*
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*Only offers paper voter registration forms

Mailing Address

1750 33rd Street, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301