Grimes opens online poll for annual slogan contest


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FRANKFORT — Students throughout the Commonwealth are participating in Kentucky’s 27th annual Secretary of State Slogan Contest. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes invites the citizens of Kentucky to vote for their favorite slogan in an online poll through March 2.

“More than 1,000 students submitted entries for our annual Slogan Contest,” said Grimes. “It’s thrilling to watch young Kentuckians get engaged and be part of our elections process. I congratulate all of the contestants for their creativity in highlighting the significance of voting.”

Kentucky’s students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade were invited to enter their best work in the contest. All entries were judged on creativity and the slogan’s ability to convey the importance of voting and civic engagements. The Secretary of State’s office has narrowed the entries down to 20 finalists.

Citizens are encouraged to vote view the finalists and vote for their favorite slogan at www.sos.ky.gov. The poll will remain open through 11:59 p.m., ET, on March 2.

The first, second and third-place winners in the Slogan Contest will receive cash awards worth $1,000, $600 and $400, respectively.

The Office of the Secretary of State is proud to partner with KEA and KEA Retired, the University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, the Kentucky Department of Education, and Kentucky Council of Postsecondary Education as sponsors of the Secretary of State’s contest.

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