On September 27, students across Indiana will get to watch gubernatorial candidates John Gregg (D), Eric Holcomb (R) and Rex Bell (L) participate in a town hall meeting at Lawrence North High School as part of Indiana Kids’ Election (IKE), an award-winning mock election program. Sponsored by the Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Secretary of State and the Indiana Department of Education (DOE), IKE announced today that its teaming up with the Indiana Debate Commission (IDC) to organize this special event as a way to kick off the Commission’s official debate season this fall.
“In our state’s bicentennial year, it’s extremely fitting that Hoosier students statewide get to take advantage of this special opportunity afforded them through Indiana Kids’ Election,” ISBA President Carol M. Adinamis, Westfield, said. “This program demonstrates the legal community’s commitment to instilling the importance of voting in today’s youth.”
Professor Laura Merrifield Albright of the University of Indianapolis will moderate the event. In addition to a select number of schools attending the town hall meeting in person, a live webcast will be made available to schools statewide through WFYI-TV. Questions submitted by students participating in IKE will be vetted by the Commission for use in the town hall meeting.