Clerk White Kicks-off 8th Semester of yVote!
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​August 16, 2012


Media Contact:

​Angie Nussmeyer, 317.327.5099
Clerk White kicks off eighth semester of yVote!

High school outreach encourages students to be civically engaged

INDIANAPOLIS – Marion County Clerk Beth White is kicking off the eighth semester of yVote! tomorrow at Pike High School.
 
Launched in the fall of 2008, yVote! educates young voters about elections, discussing topics ranging from where we go to vote to the poll workers voters encounter on Election Day. Clerk White and staff also bring educational pieces—such as mock ballots and voting machines—to give students a hands-on learning experience. Over the last four years, Clerk White has visited 23 high schools and registered more than 2,200 eligible students to vote.
 
“Last year, the Indiana Civic Health Index reported our state was 48th and 43rd in voter turnout and voter registration, respectively,” Clerk White said. “yVote! can help improve our ranking by encouraging our youngest voters to be engaged and participate in local elections.”
 
Clerk White will be visiting high schools throughout the months of August, September and October before the October 9 voter registration deadline. To date, Warren Central, Pike, Perry Meridian, Ben Davis and Calvary Christian high schools have confirmed their participation.
 
All Marion County public, private and charter high schools are invited to participate. To register your high school or to learn more, please contact Hannah Croucher at (317) 327-2179.
 
*Note to reporters – If you would like to coordinate a visit with one of the schools, please contact our office so we can get permission from the school.
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