Registration for the Mississippi Secretary of State’s 2019-2020 non-partisan Promote the Vote (PTV) civic engagement program is now open: www.sos.ms.gov/PTV. For the second year, Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) is partnering with the Agency to promote participation from schools, teachers, and students.
This year’s PTV theme is “MY vote is MY voice.” The program includes a mock election featuring a realistic ballot for the Governor’s race. The mock election will run from October 1 – October 25.
Additionally, MPB is hosting a contest for teachers for “Best Mock Election Precinct.” Teachers are invited to decorate their classrooms in an election theme and post two pictures tagging MPB on Facebook or Instagram. MPB will award the most festive classroom a door prize.
This year’s PTV program will also include student art and essay contests, with submissions due December 6. Winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the State Capitol in 2020.