High school student programs

Not quite old enough to vote? You can still play a part in elections!

Elections Ambassador Program

If you attend a San Francisco High School, you can apply to serve as an Elections Ambassador. Ambassadors serve during High School Voter Education weeks in either April or September. All ambassadors must first attend a mandatory training session. After training, each ambassador creates and implements an outreach plan to help register eligible adults and pre-register eligible 16 and 17 year-olds. The application period for the Spring 2024 High School Elections Ambassador program is now closed. If you are interested in serving as a Fall 2024 High School Elections Ambassador, please check back later this summer. The application period for the Fall 2024 High School Elections Ambassador program will open in July 2024.

All successful Elections Ambassador program participants receive a participation certificate signed by the Mayor of San Francisco, distinguished community service program hours to include on their college applications, and gain valuable community organizing experience with the San Francisco Elections Department

Voter pre-registration

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can complete a paper or online voter registration form now. On your 18th birthday, we will activate your voter record and send a confirmation letter. We will also start mailing you official election materials.

Poll Worker Service

If you will be at least 16 years old by the next Election Day, you can apply to serve as a poll worker. Poll worker service looks great on a college application or resume. You will also receive a stipend up to $245. To apply, complete the High School Poll Worker Application

California Student Mock Election

High Schools in San Francisco can participate in the 2024 California Student Mock Election, a program administered by the California Secretary of State’s office. To learn more and find out how your school can register, visit the Secretary of State’s website.

Get help

Department of Elections

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102


Fax: 415-554-7344
TTY: 415-554-4386

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Last updated May 9, 2024