Welcome back to a new school year! Registration for the Mississippi Secretary of State’s 2017-2018 non-partisan Promote the Vote (PTV) program is now open: www.sos.ms.gov/PTV.
This year’s PTV theme is Mississippi’s Bicentennial Birthday. The program will include art and essay contests, with submissions due in November, judging in December, and an awards ceremony at the State Capitol in February 2018.
Top winners of the art and essay contests from specific age categories will receive a $100 savings account, with another $100 awarded to winning students’ schools. In addition, the Secretary of State’s Office will provide teachers with an online PTV publication, A Bicentennial History of Mississippi, which will allow students to learn about their region of our State and generate discussion about their view of our State’s future.
Questions can be directed to PTV@sos.ms.gov. Thank you for your dedication to teaching Mississippi’s future leaders!