Clerk White Kicks off Twelfth Semester of yVote!
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​For Immediate Release:
September 4, 2014


Media Contact:

Erin Kelley, 317.327.5099

 

​Clerk White Kicks off Twelfth Semester of yVote!


​INDIANAPOLIS – Marion County Clerk Beth White is kicking off the twelfth semester of yVote! this fall.
 
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 seven years, the yVote! program has visited 28 high schools and registered more than 3,300 eligible students to vote.
 
“In 2011, the Indiana Civic Health Index reported on Indiana’s low level of civic engagement. Indiana ranked 48th in voter turnout and 43rd in voter registration,” says Clerk White. “yVote! can help improve our ranking by showing our youngest voters that their voices count … but only if they  participate. yVote! takes the mystery out of voting at the local level.”
 
Clerk White and staff will be visiting area high schools prior to the October 6 voter registration deadline. To date, Decatur Central, Broad Ripple, Warren Central, Pike, and Lutheran 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 Myla Eldridge at (317) 327-3465.
 
*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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