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.