The Obscure Law That’s Meant to Get High School Students Voting


“The law allows our office to create rules about how to do it, but there’s no enforcement power and there’s no penalty for not participating,” Pierce says. “People are always surprised and they say, ‘Well it’s the law,’ but there are a lot of laws that are like this.”
There are, however, potential criminal penalties for taking up the registrations and not submitting them.
“What the law actually says is that if you’re a principal and you take the registration and don’t turn it in, then that is a possible misdemeanor, or higher level criminal action if you did it on purpose.”

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