March 26, 2015
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Secretary of State Visits Local High Schools
GREAT FALLS - On March 29th 1971 Montana became the 8th state to ratify the 26th amendment, which changed the voting age from 21 to 18.
Secretary of State Linda McCulloch came to Great Falls to speak with the seniors in the advanced placement government classes about the anniversary of this amendment.
50% of the eligible voters in the 18 to 29 age demographic voted in the 2012 presidential election. The goal of McCulloch and the teachers at Great Falls High School and CMR want to make sure that this continues in future elections.
The Secretary of State also handed out voter registration packets for students to fill out and return to their county election office.
For more information on voter registration go to sos.mt.gov/electionsKFBB.com News, Sports and Weather