Students Gear Up for Election Day

June is a busy time of year for students.  Some are taking finals, others are graduating, a few go to work, and others take advantage of the time off by jetting to places unknown.

With all the conflicting possibilities happening for students this June, we weren’t really counting on getting as many student poll workers for the June 3 Statewide Direct Primary Election. Only one public high school district in the County would be off for summer by Election Day, and June elections have never had a very high turnout for student poll worker applications in the past.

Thank goodness for the students of the San Mateo Union High School District, and students from Half Moon Bay High School.

As early as the day after notices went out, the fax machine started spitting out applications for the program. Letters came in by the droves indicating student availability. While we may not be anywhere near the numbers we reached for the February 5 Presidential Primary Election, Half Moon Bay High School Government Teacher Shari Baldock achieved what we thought would be improbable for any school this go round; Ms. Baldock sent over 21 student applications.

Add that to the amount of students that applied from high schools like Alma Heights Christian Academy, Aragon, Burlingame, Capuchino, Hillsdale, Mills, San Mateo, and Westmoor, and we’ve got a pretty solid number for June 3.

If you are interested in applying to democracyLIVE!, check out our web page for more information at or come by our booth at Burlingame’s 1st Annual Day on the Green on May 18!



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