More than 1,300 students in 26 Montgomery County public and private high schools registered to vote during the annual High School Voter Registration Drive in May. Students who will reach their eighteenth birthday by November 7, 2000, are eligible to register.
The drive was held in conjunction with the election of the student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, who is selected by vote of secondary school students in Montgomery County Public Schools.
The Montgomery County Board of Elections trained students who served as registrars for the participating schools. Individual schools then conducted their own drives.
Since 1971, the annual high school drive has registered 104,357 voters in the county.