FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2016 - MONTGOMERY - Secretary of State John H. Merrill reminds all principals, teachers, superintendents, and 4th – 12th grade students that the statewide Student Mock Election will be held tomorrow, October 25th, between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
This educational opportunity will allow students in public, private, parochial, and homeschools to voice their opinion in this year’s presidential election. As of this morning, nearly 400 schools have expressed interest in the Mock Election.
"Preparing young people to vote is critical to developing responsible citizenry to carry forward our democratic institutions.These students will be able to cast a ballot and monitor school and statewide results just like the General Election on November 8," stated Secretary Merrill.
In order to participate, schools are prompted to visit www.alabamavotes.gov/mockelection on October 25th between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, insert their school’s unique access code, and select one of the four candidates. Each student is allowed to vote only once, and the results will be available live to the public on the Secretary of State’s website under the “Student Center.” Hillary Clinton (D), Donald Trump (R), Gary Johnson (I), and Jill Stein (G) will be present on the ballot. Participants are also encouraged to watch our Mock Election instructional YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPIXag-tuiw.
If you are a principal, teacher, or school superintendent and have misplaced or not received your school’s access code, please contact Brittany Hamilton at 334-242-7205 or Brittany.Hamilton@sos.alabama.gov, and John Bennett at 334-242-4133 or John.Bennett@sos.alabama.gov before 3:00 PM on October 25th.