VINE GROVE, KY – Secretary of State Michael Adams tested election equipment and certified the results of the student council election at J.T. Alton Middle School in Hardin County.
This was the first year students at J.T Alton cast their votes on real paper ballots counted by optical scanners, helping to prepare them for when they are able to vote in Kentucky elections.
“Let’s have more student elections with real equipment to emphasize the importance of voting for our young people,” said Adams. “I was my school’s senior class president, and know firsthand how student council can prepare students to become civically engaged adults.”
Hardin County Clerk Brian D. Smith provided the voting machines to the school.
“There’s no better civics lesson than to participate in the democratic process,” said Smith. “I’m thrilled to help the students at James T. Alton Middle School with their election.”
J.T. Alton social studies teacher Richard Rowland was instrumental in helping to secure the machines for the election.
“J.T. Alton is thankful for our continued partnership with Secretary Adams, and to have his fervent support of our students,” said Rowland. “His dedication to our furtherance of the education of our Democracy, passing on the stewardship of it to our next generation of American & Kentucky voters, and making sure Kentucky's students understand the importance of taking an active role in our society is something the students of Hardin County will be forever thankful for.”
Pictures can be found here.
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