Greetings, esteemed members of the Maine media:
In this high-profile election year, we at the Secretary of State’s office are beginning to discuss plans for this year’s Student Mock Election and are mulling a “media in politics” theme for the event.
We are looking for partners in this effort, so if you have any ideas or resources that relate to the political process and the media’s role, that would be great to share.
We also know that transportation to the event (which takes place in Augusta) can be a significant barrier for schools, so we are asking media outlets statewide to consider a contest or other sort of sponsorship promotion that would award a school group by covering the costs for them to attend the Mock Election.
This bi-annual event covers elementary through high school and we’re just starting to nail down the details and brainstorm great ideas for activities that will get Maine youth excited about voting. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to follow up with you soon to discuss some ideas if your media outlet is interested in participating.
Kristen Schulze Muszynski
Director of Communications
Department of the Secretary of State
148 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333