By Aaron Blevins, 9/27/2012
In hopes of instilling the importance of voting in young people, the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) registered first-time voters at Fairfax High School on Monday and Tuesday.
The voter-registration drive was designed to make registering easier for students who are 18 and have not registered before.
During a pilot project in the spring, NCJW/LA organizers registered approximately 170 students.
Advocacy planning committee volunteer Marcy Norton explained the process to seniors Daniel Kim (left) and Daniel Kang.
According to the California Secretary of State’s most recent registration report, more than 17 million California residents have registered to vote, equating to about 72 percent of all eligible residents.