Legislators visit Health Professions on National Voter Registration Day

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State Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) visited Health Professions High School on Tuesday as part of a statewide celebration of National Voter Registration Day.

The event also highlighted the legislators’ support of AB 1461 — the California New Motor Voter Act, which would register every eligible citizen who goes to a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to get a driver’s license or renew one.

The legislation would potentially add millions of new registered voters to California’s voter rolls. The legislation is currently on Governor Brown’s desk.

At Tuesday’s event, students practiced voting via a mock ballot created by the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections Office.