Registration open for state's Student Mock Election

Posted 8/21/18

NASHVILLE – The Secretary of State’s office is pleased to announce Tennessee’s 2018 Student Mock Election, said Secretary Tre Hargett. The Student Mock Election was first introduced during …

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Registration open for state's Student Mock Election

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NASHVILLE – The Secretary of State’s office is pleased to announce Tennessee’s 2018 Student Mock Election, said Secretary Tre Hargett. 

The Student Mock Election was first introduced during the 2016 presidential election, which drew participation from 165,968 students and 479 schools across the state.

Students in preschool through high school from all public and private schools, as well as home school associations across the state, can cast a vote for Tennessee’s next governor and U.S. senator. Registration is open through Oct. 12, and results must be submitted by Mock Election Day, Oct. 30.

“Our goal with the Student Mock Election is to emphasize the importance of civic engagement in our schools, hopefully preparing our students to be engaged citizens as they reach adulthood,” said Hargett.

The Civic Education and Engagement Advisory Committee has prepared lesson plans for teachers to incorporate civic engagement into their curriculum leading up to the Student Mock Election.

For more information about the Student Mock Election and other civic engagement initiatives, visit www.sos.tn.gov/civics.

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