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ERIC Number: ED561941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Secretaries of State Make Impact, Lasting Impression in Civics
Delander, Brady; Millard, Maria
Education Commission of the States
While United States citizens are not compelled to cast a ballot in any given election, the act of voting is often referred to as a civic duty. By actively taking part in local, regional, and national elections, the voter is fulfilling one aspect of what it means to be an active, engaged citizen. Among the responsibilities of individual secretaries of state in this country, the oversight of elections within their respective states plays a large role. These chief election officers actively work to maximize registration of eligible voters and help educate the public in regard to general voter information. This report reviews efforts by secretaries of state to foster civic learning and engagement--efforts that are designed to continue even after they leave office. [This is the fifth in a series of reports examining state initiatives related to civic education. For the other reports: "Florida and Tennessee: Accountability in Civic Education," see ED561922; "States Address Civics with Mandated Task Forces," see ED561924; "Florida and Illinois: Civics Initiatives, No Law Required," see ED561917; "Advancing Civic Learning with Administrative Authority," see ED561911; and "Different Paths to a Common Goal: Preparing Students for Civic Life," see ED561954.]
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: State Farm Companies Foundation
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States; National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement (NCLCE)
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Idaho; Kentucky; Maine; Mississippi; Ohio; Oregon; Rhode Island; Washington