Series: Series5000     Sub Series: 5600 MISCELLANEOUS     Policy Number: 5690
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In an effort to promote student voter registration, the Board of Education directs the high school principal or his/her designee to offer all students who are at least 16 years old, but who will not be 18 years old by the next election, the opportunity to register to vote.  These students must be otherwise qualified to register to vote. 

These pre-registered students will be automatically registered to vote by the Dutchess County Board of Elections upon reaching the age of egibility, following verification of the person's qualifications and address.

Students who do not wish to pre-register to vote do not have to do so.  There will be no penalty (including participation grades or credits) for choosing not to do so.  

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Election Law 5-507

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