School Principals Could Register Students To Vote

December 27, 2014

A Central Florida House member has filed an elections bill that would include allowing high school principals to accept voter registration applications from students during the school year.

The bill filed by Rep. Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs, will be considered during the legislative session that starts in March. It would add high-school principals’ offices to a list of places where voter-registration applications are accepted, such as the offices of elections supervisors.

Among other things, the bill also would allow concealed-weapon permits to be accepted as voter identification at polling places.

by The News Service of Florida


One Response to “School Principals Could Register Students To Vote”

  1. Mom on December 30th, 2014 12:48 pm

    I do not think this is a good idea. Children should be influenced by their parents on what party to sign up to, not peers or teachers. This is not the schools job.