ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Eligible students could register at their high schools to vote under bills making their way through the state House and Senate.
House bill 423, sponsored by Delegate Ariana Kelly, D-Montgomery, and Senate bill 934, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher, D-Montgomery, would allow students and teachers at public and private high schools who meet the requirements for voter registration to do so at their respective schools.
Each school would designate faculty or staff members to distribute and collect voter registration materials. Those materials would be then submitted to the appropriate state election official within five days of receiving them.
According to Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center, 51 percent of young adults ages 18-24 registered for the 2016 presidential election. Thirty-nine percent voted in the election.