Olympia, WA - Before Washington voters weigh in on November’s ballot issues, students across the state will have their own say about this year’s much-hyped measures.
Starting October 26, students grades K-12 can participate in the annual Washington State Mock Election, a program of the Washington Office of Secretary of State that educates future voters about the principals of voting.
“This is a fantastic way for students to understand the responsibility voters have in making important decisions for the state,” said Secretary of State Sam Reed. “We are eager to use this project to get a new generation of voters excited about having a voice in Washington.”
This year in the Mock Election, older students will vote on actual statewide measures Initiative 1033 and Referendum 71. Younger students will take a stand on more age-appropriate issues listed on their special ballots.