Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kentucky voting slogan poll open

Students across the Commonwealth are participating in Kentucky’s 24th annual Essay and Slogan Contest, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is inviting the public to vote for their favorite slogan.

 “Almost 500 students submitted entries for the Slogan Contest,” said Grimes. “I’m thrilled to see so many young Kentuckians already engaged and interested in elections and congratulate all of the contestants for highlighting the importance of voting.”

Kentucky sixth- through eighth-graders were eligible to enter the slogan contest. Entries are judged on how well they attract attention to and express the importance of participating in elections, and the Secretary of State’s office has narrowed the field of slogan entries to 20 finalists.

You can vote for your favorite slogan at The poll will remain open through 1 p.m. on Feb. 28. The first, second, and third place winners in the Slogan Contest will receive savings bonds worth $1,000, $600, and $400, respectively.