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Published on: 1/8/2016 9:55 AM

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of voting with students in Grades K-12, while providing an invaluable real life experience that will support the foundation of their civic responsibility and involvement. 


Our vision is to provide an increase democratic involvement for our youth of today who are our leaders of tomorrow. Experiencing the civic duty of voting, will empower our students and encourage future participation. To edify students, parents, educators and the general public of our program and promote growth through various outreach events and school campus visits.

Student Election Officer Program (High School Only):

The Santa Clara County Student Election Officer Program provides High School students with the opportunity to serve their community experience democracy first hand and earn up to $145.00 or community service credits. Student Election Officers required to attend a training class and work on Election Day as an official member of a Precinct Board.

To qualify a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be at least 16 years old on Election Day
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Obtain written permission from parent/guardian
  • Obtain written permission from school
  • Agree to complete Election Officer training
  • Agree to work on Election Day

For more information contact:

Roxanne Tafua-Te'o, Student Program Coordinator


How do I apply?

How do I prepare for my Election Day assignment?

What duties will I be expected to perform on Election Day?

Student conduct guidelines

What happens after Election Day

About the Student Program


Student Program downloads:

Student Application.pdf


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