North Carolina encourages young people to register to vote at an early age, and 2018 is shaping up to be a critical year for efforts to register and mobilize student voters.
Under state law, every public high school:
- shall make voter registration application forms available to its students and others who are eligible to vote.
- shall keep a sufficient supply of the forms so that they are always available.
“A local board of education may… designate high school employees to assist in completing the forms. Only employees who volunteer for this duty may be designated by boards of education.” (NCGS § 163-82.23. Voter registration at public high schools.)