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Resources for teaching students about elections

Friday, October 5, 2012, 4:58 pm

Civic engagement is critical to the health of our democracy. Our young people need to know how our electoral process works and how they can become engaged citizens.


Here are two resources that will help provide you with accurate information about what eligible students need to do in order to be able to cast their ballot and a mock election so that all students can get a sense of importance of their vote in the electoral process.


The Montana Secretary of State has a webpage that clearly outlines what is required to be eligible to vote and all the ways Montana voters can cast their ballot. http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/Vote/index.asp


The 2012 Montana Student Mock Election on Tuesday, October 30. This is a fun and informative way to familiarize students with the voting process so they will participate in every election, once they become eligible to register and vote. This project is sponsored by the Montana Secretary of State's Office and the School Administrators of Montana. To find out how to participate, go to:  http://www.youthvote.mt.gov

For more information, contact Terry Kendrick, 406-444-3449