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More than 158,000 students participated in the statewide mock election
SAINT PAUL – More than 158,000 students at 315 schools across the state of Minnesota participated in the 2022 Students Voting Mock Election, a partnership with the Office of the Secretary of State and YMCA’s Center for Youth Voice. The program promotes a realistic voting experience. Students follow the same steps as adult voters, receiving a ballot, going behind a privacy screen to vote, casting their ballot, and receiving a voting sticker. Results of the mock election are now available online.
“It is inspiring to see so many students from across the state realize the power of their vote and they role they play in our shared democracy. The Students Voting mock election gives our students hands-on experience with the election process, building their confidence and knowledge before they head to the polls for the first time after they turn 18. I am grateful for each student who participated and the leaders in their school communities who helped make this program possible.” - Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon