Secretary of State
Secretary of State Opens Online Poll for Slogan Contest

Press Release Date:  Thursday, February 02, 2012  
Contact Information:  Lynn Sowards Zellen
Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
Cell: 502-330-9839

Students across the Commonwealth are participating in the Office of the Secretary of State Voter Slogan and Essay Contest. The Secretary of State’s office has narrowed the field of slogan entries to 20 finalists and invites the general public to vote for their favorite. Slogans are judged on how well they attract attention and express the importance of participating in elections. Please take the time to cast your vote at The poll will remain open through 2 p.m. on February 28, 2012.

“More than 1,000 students submitted entries for the slogan contest,” said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. “We are thrilled about the level of participation and congratulate all of the contestants for realizing and bringing attention to the importance of civic involvement.”

Kentucky 6th-8th graders were eligible to enter the slogan contest, and the essay contest was open to student in grades 9-12. Prizes of up to a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond in the slogan contest and four $3,000 U.S. Savings Bonds in the essay contest will be awarded. The monetary awards are made possible by contest sponsors Houchens Industries, KEA Retired, Turner Construction, the University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, and US Bank.

For more information about the contest, or to find out how your school, organization, or family can get involved in any civic activities taking place across Kentucky, please visit: