San Marcos High School junior Graham Heimberg (pictured) aims to politically activate a largely ignored demographic by launching an on-campus voter registration drive. And he’s done his homework: At San Marcos alone, 271 out of 500 seniors will be 18 years old by June 6, and are therefore eligible to register now. Heimberg — who is receiving credit for his efforts from his leadership class — also motivated students at Dos Pueblos, Santa Barbara, and Bishop high schools to begin voter registration at their own schools. Graham is the younger brother of Brian Heimberg, who works on the campaign staff of 2nd District supervisor candidate Das Williams. Graham said he conceived the idea when his brother was thinking aloud at the dinner table about how to reach more voters. The registration drive commences during lunch hour on May 15, followed by a 2nd District Candidates’ Forum at 6 p.m. that night in the San Marcos auditorium.
Schools of Voters
Originally published 12:00 p.m., May 11, 2006
Updated 2:24 p.m., May 25, 2006
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