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October 24, 2012
CONTACT: Terri McCoy, (406) 444-2807

2012 Montana Student Mock Election

Secretary McCulloch and School Administrators of Montana (SAM) Host
2012 Montana Student Mock Election
Thousands of Students Learn Importance of Civic Engagement

EAST HELENA, MT – Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and School Administrators of Montana (SAM) Executive Director Kirk Miller are pleased to announce that more than 100 public schools have registered to participate in the 2012 Montana Student Mock Election, which will be held on Tuesday, October 30.

The statewide program provides middle school and high school students a unique opportunity to voice their opinions on public issues while gaining a better understanding of the civic process. A simplified mock election ballot is available for kindergarten and elementary student participation.

Secretary McCulloch will kick off the 2012 Montana Student Mock Election at East Valley Middle School at 10:00 a.m. with the traditional swearing-in of this year’s student mock election judges. The mock voting process will begin after the ceremony.

            What: 2012 Montana Student Mock Election
            When: Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m.
            Where: East Valley Middle School
             400 N Kalispell Ave, East Helena, Montana
             (406) 227-7740

***The media is encouraged to contact Terri McCoy at (406) 444-2807 to ensure their name is added to the school’s visitor list before attending the event.

There’s still time to register!
Register your school or organization for the 2012 Mock Election and have your students vote online! Following registration, the school mock election coordinator will receive login information that will allow them to enter how many students will be participating, and create a unique voter ID for each student. The voter ID will allow each student to vote only once.
The mock election is made possible by a collaborative effort between the Montana Secretary of State's Office and the School Administrators of Montana, funding from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and student data from the Montana Office of Public Instruction. More information can be found online at youthvote.mt.gov.