Promote the Vote

What is Promote the Vote?

This year’s Promote the Vote theme is Mississippi’s Bicentennial Birthday. The program includes art and essay contests, with submissions due December 1, 2017, judging in late-December, and an awards ceremony at the State Capitol in February 2018. In addition, we will provide your teachers with an online PTV publication, A Bicentennial History of Mississippi, which will allow students to learn about their region of our State and generate discussion about their view of our State’s future.

Who can participate?

The program is open to all teachers and students in grades K-12. We encourage participation by public, private, and parochial schools as well as home school associations.

how do i get started?

 ​After registering online to participate in Promote the Vote, teachers will receive a password in order to access the site once materials are uploaded. 

​What is included in this year's program?

Promote the Vote includes two contests this year to encourage students to show off their creative flair and understanding and interpretation of what they have learned through the Promote the Vote program. Entries will be due towards the end of the fall semester and winners will be announced after the first of the year. Winners are invited to a special ceremony at the State Capitol in Jackson and have the opportunity to see their creations on display for public viewing.

Does it cost anything to participate?

Promote the Vote is a free program offered to all schools and teachers in the State of Mississippi by the Secretary of State’s Office. All materials are available for download online.​

​For specific questions, you can reach our staff by calling  (601)-359-6344 or by email at