Scholarship opportunities available for Tennessee students who serve as poll workers

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office announced an essay contest for students ages 16 and older who serve as poll officials for the November 3 election.

“Serving as a poll official is an unmatched opportunity for students to see our electoral process in action,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “Students participating in this contest not only have the opportunity to win scholarship money by sharing their election experience in writing, but they are helping their local election commission run a safe and secure election.”

Winners will receive a TNStars 529 College Savings Program scholarship. The three first-place winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Second and third place winners will receive $500 and $250 scholarships, respectively.

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