This annual one-day program is designed to register students to vote, educate them about civic participation, and promote a voting culture among our youngest eligible citizens.
SVRD is a collaboration of NYC Votes, community-based organizations, the New York City Council, and City Hall. The inaugural SVRD was held on March 20, 2015. Since then, over 10,000 students have been registered through this program at more than 70 high schools throughout the city.
Through interactive discussion, SVRD facilitators register students to vote and help them connect voting with their everyday lives, encouraging them to explore the issues that are most important to them and challenging them to think critically about how these issues are dealt with at the public policy level.
Student Voter Registration Day is on Monday, May 21, 2018!