November 5, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cari Boltz Zawodny, Youth Vote 2014 Coordinator
Barae Hirsch, Student Leader and Public Relations Director, Youth Vote 2014
Anchorage November 4, 2014 – Over 11,000 students across the Anchorage School District participated in the Youth Vote 2014 Mock Election, which is coordinated by the League of Women Voters of Anchorage in partnership with the Anchorage School District (ASD), as well as many other community organizations. Youth Vote 2014 is a registered project with the National Student Mock Election. Students voted US Senate, US House, AK Governor, ballot measures 3 and 4, as well as a Youth Vote ballot issue: Should a minor who is 13 years or older have access to outpatient mental health, drug or alcohol treatment without the consent of a parent or guardian?
Sullivan – 44.53%, Begich – 41.95%, Gianoutsos – 7.05%, Fish – 6.47%
US House of Representatives:
Young – 50.04%, Dunbar – 37.84%, McDermott – 12.12%
Alaska Governor / Lt. Governor:
Parnell/Sullivan – 52.49%, Walker/Mallott – 23.03%, Clift/Lee – 12.36%, Meyers/Rensel – 12.12%
Ballot Measure 3: Yes – 67.62%, No – 32.38%
Ballot Measure 4: Yes – 51.66%, No – 48.34%
Youth Vote Issue: Yes – 52.87 %, No – 47.13%
Youth Vote is created by youth for youth. The purpose of Youth Vote is to provide a non-partisan venue for empowering youth to vote and be involved in the democratic process. The Youth Vote 2014 Mock Election is a vital to this goal.
Youth Vote 2014 would not be possible without efforts by a dynamic planning team of engaged young people with support from the community, non-profits, many Alaska businesses and the Anchorage School District.