January 17, 2008, Manchester, NH – More than a dozen employees of the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association proudly served as volunteers in the Kids Voting New Hampshire program last week. Kids Voting New NH is administered by the New Hampshire Political Library. Students in six cities and towns cast Kids Voting NH ballots on Primary Day.
A state affiliate of the national Kids Voting USA network, Kids Voting NH is a community-based program that combines civic education in the classroom with an authentic voting experience for students.
Michael McCluskey, McLane’s Executive Director was the founding Chair of the program in New Hampshire.
“Citizens of New Hampshire take their voting responsibilities very seriously, and the entire nation takes note of our presidential primary results,” said McCluskey. He added, “It is only natural for our school children to learn, early on, that their votes count and that their civic participation matters.”
In the Manchester polling site, where McLane’s employees assisted in the program, the following results were reported.
Democrats: Clinton 45%; Obama 39%; Edwards 9%; Richardson 4%; Dodd 1%; Kucinich 1%
Republicans: McCain 28%; Romney 27%; Giuliani 14%; Huckabee 13%; Paul 11%; Hunter 3%; Thompson 3%; Write-in 1%
Tallie Service at the Kids Voting booth with her children Emma, 4, and Oliver, 3 months.
About Kids Voting New Hampshire
Kids Voting New Hampshire is working to secure the future of democracy by preparing young people to be educated, engaged voters. Evaluation research of Kids Voting USA has demonstrated these combined activities support positive changes in long-term voting behavior and stronger civic participation at the community level.
About the New Hampshire Political Library
The New Hampshire Political Library is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to increase civic engagement in the democratic process by promoting and preserving the state’s unique political traditions and ensuring these traditions are passed on to future generations. The Political Library operates the historic Pierce Manse in Concord and administers the Kids Voting New Hampshire programs in communities across the state.
For more information, visit www.politicallibrary.org or call (603) 225-4617.
About the McLane Law Firm
Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.