Featured Young Civic Leader: Latarsha

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Latarsha Neal

Name: Latarsha Neal
Age: 17
School: Excel High School
Community: Roxbury/Dorchester

Latarsha is a committed member of YCL and has been working with us since January 2012. Her reason for joining the program was “to become more civically engaged.” When asked about her YCL experience she says, “I enjoy being able to learn and teach what I learn to my peers. I also love to interact with leaders in ...

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Join Young Civic Leaders

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We are currently recruiting! Join the movement.

If you are a student in the Boston area, with an interest in civic engagement and public policy, we would love to hear from you. The Young Civic Leaders program provides a carefully selected group of young people with the opportunity to impact their communities positively.

MassVOTE is a nonpartisan organization and we do not discriminate based on any protected status under state or federal law. Young Civic Leader applicants may be asked to submit to ...

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Key Facts About Pre-registration

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Key Facts about Pre-Registration

  • Pre-registration should help about 9 voters per precinct (about 20,000 statewide per year) – while reducing costly last-minute registrations that come in just before the deadline.

 

  • Pre-registrants should be able to use the same form as everyone else. Clerks should be able to enter pre-registrants in the Central Voter Registry, the same as everyone else, and forget about them. The process of making pre-registrants active voters on their 18th birthday is automatic in Rhode Island, Hawaii, Oregon, Florida ...
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Educating, registering, and mobilizing young voters and future voters

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The Boston area high school youth of color in our Young Civic Leaders program put together a massive voter registration drive on June 28th, in partnership with the Jewish Organizing Initiative and many other organizations.  A centralized training and kickoff celebration was held, and groups headed off to T-stops across greater Boston to do registration.  Close to a hundred volunteers took part.

Young Civic Leaders is also working on our campaign for Pre-Registration, an effort to pass a law that ...

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