Palo Alto

Young people in Palo Alto are campaigning to lower the voting age to 16 for school board elections. Students have met with local officials including school board members, city council members, and Santa Clara County staff to discuss support, and are working on getting the endorsement of the local chapter of the Democratic Party. Due the unusual structure of the Palo Alto Unified School District and issue of school board election jurisdiction, they are working to form a community coalition in order to build local support as well as figure out the correct path to the ballot.