PA high schools invited to participate in annual voter registration challenge
The Pennsylvania departments of State and Education recently launched the sixth annual Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) Program, which promotes student-led voter registration efforts in high schools across the commonwealth. Schools that register at least 85% of their eligible students earn a Gold Level Award, while schools that register 65% or more of their eligible students earn a Silver Level Award.
Students can earn individual GCEA awards for participating in voter registration efforts at their school and also for serving as a poll worker during the November 8 general election. While the deadline to register to vote in the November 8 election was October 24, schools participating in the GCEA will be registering students throughout the school year. The deadline for schools to apply for awards for the 2022-23 school year is May 12, 2023. A recognition event will be held to honor the winning schools and students. Click here for details on the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) Program.