Promote the Vote 2021

The registration deadline has been extended for the 2021 Promote the Vote (PTV) Program! Online registration will remain open until 5:00 p.m., October 20, 2021, at  Registration is free, easy, and only takes a few minutes!

PTV is the Secretary of State Office’s (SOS) free and comprehensive, nonpartisan K-12 voter education program that consists of a statewide mock election, essay contest, as well as a cartoon, and digital art contest. It is an annual program that began in 1996. Since then, more than 1.5 million students have participated.   Participation is encouraged by public, private, parochial, and home school associations.

This year’s theme, “Vote Local,” encourages students to learn about local offices and challenges them to consider a candidate who can make a difference in their respective communities. The SOS Office continues to partner with Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) Education Department to encourage school, teacher, and student participation.

Please follow @MississippiSOS on Twitter and Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office on Facebook for up-to-date announcements related to PTV.

If you have any questions or need assistance registering, please contact the External Affairs Division at (601)-359-4454 or by email at Thank you for your participation and thank you for all you do for Mississippi students!