HELENA, Mont. — Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen and Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen are proud to announce the 2022 Montana Youth Vote election will be conducted Monday, October 31, through Friday, November 4.
Secretary Jacobsen and Superintendent Arntzen encourage all Montana students in grades K-12 to participate in the election to gain practical experience in the democratic process.
“Voting is one of the most important civic duties for citizens of our great state,” said Secretary Jacobsen, “and I’m excited for Montana students to participate in this youth election to gain an understanding of that civic duty. It’s important for our youth to learn their voices can be heard through voting, and I look forward to students across the state casting their votes.”
“Civics education is essential in building a solid foundation for our students as they become active and engaged citizens,” said Superintendent Elsie Arntzen. “The Youth Vote election is one way to integrate civics into classroom learning. I encourage all of our families to have an open conversation with their children about this November’s election.”
The 2022 Montana Youth Vote election will allow middle school and high school students to vote for candidates and ballot issues which will appear on the ballot in November’s General Election. Elementary students will vote for Montana’s two congressional races and a variety of other interests to younger children.
For more information, teachers and students may visit https://civics.sosmt.gov/youthvote/. Results will be shared on Monday, November 7, in advance of the midterm General Election.