Friday, October 13, 2023

2023 Promote the Vote "Mock Election Day"

JACKSON, Miss – Mock Election Day through the Secretary of State's Office's Promote the Vote (PTV) Program will take place Monday, October 16. In this year's Mock Election, students will "vote" for statewide offices.

The PTV Mock Election is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the elections and governmental process, encourage students to get involved in the process, and, ultimately, create a generation of informed voting citizens. It is open to all students who are enrolled in a Mississippi school or program registered for Promote the Vote. 

Mock Election Day is just one of the components of the Promote the Vote Program. The PTV art contest is available for Kindergarten through 12th grade students, and the PTV essay and poetry contests are available to any student in grades 6th-12th.

Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) Education Department is once again partnering with the Secretary of State's Office for the PTV program. MPB is hosting a video production contest for grades 6th-12th to align with the 2023 theme. 

All contest winners and their teachers will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in Jackson in early 2024.

PTV is the Secretary of State's comprehensive K-12 voter education program. This year’s theme “Voting! The Power to Change the Future!” encourages students to realize the impact voting has for today and generations to come.  

Any teacher wishing to participate in our PTV program must register online. If you have any questions or need assistance registering for the mock election or PTV contests, please contact our External Affairs Division at PTV@s or 601-359-4454.

PTV registration is free, easy, and only takes a few minutes to complete. All contest submissions will be due December 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about PTV, or to register to become a participating school or classroom, visit

Click here to download the logo for this year's theme



Elizabeth Holbert Jonson | 601-927-8688


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