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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 27, 2014

SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED ENCOURAGES OHIO’S YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CONTEST
Two weeks left for kids to submit entries and “school their parents” on the rights and responsibilities of voting.

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding Ohio’s school-aged children today that there is still time to take part in the public service announcement (PSA) contest designed to inform Ohioans about the responsibility of voting. The PSA contest engages young Ohioans to think about the importance of voting and reminds registered voters to participate in elections.

“We have made it easier to vote in Ohio and who better to deliver that message than the state’s future electorate,” Secretary Husted said. “This contest will give winning participants the opportunity to remind voters that voting is not just a right, but also a responsibility, when their submissions are distributed statewide ahead of the 2014 General Election.”

Entitled School Your Parents, this contest gives students in grades 3-12 the chance to design a poster or create a video explaining the importance of voting to them using the theme Vote! It’s Your Right. It’s Your Responsibility.

Submissions for the School Your Parents Poster and Video contest must be received by March 14, 2014, and can be submitted electronically or by mail. Posters should be 11 inches by 17 inches and videos should be 15 to 30 seconds in length. The winning submissions will be selected at the end of March 2014 and featured during the 2014 General Election.

For additional information, including full entry details and a complete list of guidelines, visit www.MyOhioVote.com/Contest.htm.

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2168.

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