HELENA, Mont. — Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen met with high school juniors and seniors from Cascade High School and Fairfield High School on Tuesday morning in the Governor’s Reception Room.
Secretary Jacobsen visited with the students about the roles of the Secretary of State’s Office, from the Elections and Voter Services Division to Business Services and Notary. She also discussed the process for registering to vote, as many students in the room were or will be 18 years old and planning to register and vote in their first election.
The Secretary also spoke about Montana’s record business registration in each of her first two years in office. One student had already begun the process of operating her own business selling ice cream.
Each student was given a United States/Montana Constitution, and Secretary Jacobsen encouraged them to participate in the Secretary of State’s Constitution Contest in the fall.
Fairfield teacher Charlie Brown and his daughter, Cascade teacher Amanda Brown, were among the chaperones that brought the students to the State Capitol. The groups also heard updates from the Governor’s Office and were introduced by legislators during the afternoon’s floor sessions.
“Thank you to the teachers and chaperones from Fairfield and Cascade for the opportunity to visit with students about the important work we do in the Secretary of State’s Office,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “It’s a great experience for students to visit with elected officials and see the Legislature in person to understand the processes of our government.
“Thank you to the students, and best of luck in your future endeavors.”