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Poll open for Kentucky essay and slogan contest

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KENTUCKY (WFIE) -

Students across the Commonwealth are participating in Kentucky's 24th annual Essay and Slogan Contest, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is inviting the public to vote for their favorite slogan.

 "Almost 500 students submitted entries for the Slogan Contest," said Grimes. "I'm thrilled to see so many young Kentuckians already engaged and interested in elections and congratulate all of the contestants for highlighting the importance of voting."

Kentucky 6th-8th graders were eligible to enter the slogan contest. Entries are judged on how well they attract attention to and express the importance of participating in elections, and the Secretary of State's office has narrowed the field of slogan entries to 20 finalists.

You can vote for your favorite slogan at www.sos.ky.gov/sloganpoll. The poll will remain open through 2 p.m., EST, on February 28, 2012. The first, second, and third place winners in the Slogan Contest will receive savings bonds worth $1000, $600, and $400, respectively.

In addition to the Secretary of State, the contest is sponsored and monetary prizes are provided by KEA and KEA Retired, Harp Enterprises, Election Systems & Software, the University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment Center and Kentuckiana Election Service Co.

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