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Election tampering

Who controls how we vote?

The League of Women Voters of Plumas County is proud to announce the 2019 Nancy Lund Memorial Essay Contest.

Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the 2016 election for hacking into political information services and posing as American citizens on social media platforms. How does this affect our election system? Does it undermine one of our most fundamental democratic processes? Does it matter?

Plumas County students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to participate and share their thoughts on this challenging topic. The essay length is 500 words maximum and will be judged on the following: theme development, originality, clarity, writing technique and manuscript appearance.

The grand prize winner will receive $250 and $75 will be awarded to up to three honorable mention winners. Winning essayists also receive a guided tour of local government at the county courthouse.

Essays must be postmarked by Nov. 27. Send your essay to:

League of Women Voters, P.O. Box 1815, Quincy, Ca 95971.

Essays must be electronically mailed by 5 p.m., Nov. 27, to [email protected]. Only attachments in Word format will be accepted. Word Perfect, Works, etc. will not be accepted. Do not embed your essay in your email.

For more information, call Lori Simpson, 283-0317, or Jane Braxton Little, 284-6516.

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