Carlisle 3rd Graders Vote!
The results are in; the 2024 dog license tag will be a Dog Bone! On September 15th, Dr. Dennet Sidell, Elementary Principal of the Carlisle Public Schools, announced the results of the 2024 Dog Tag Shape election. Carlisle’s 3rd grade students voted in their classrooms during the second week of school using a ballot with pictures of the three choices: Bell, Heart, or Dog Bone. Voting was completed by marking their choice with an “X”. Votes were tallied in the main office by Trish Adams and Jenny Wright. Complete results are 34 for Bell, 80 for Heart, and 141 for Bone. Town Clerk Peggy Wang joked, “the dog bone is clearly the winner, no need for a recount.”
This is not the first election the Dog Bone has won. In 2018, former Town Clerk Mary DeAlderete engaged Carlisle Public Schools to choose the 2019 Dog Tag shape. With 66% of the vote, Dog Bone won and was the shape of the 2019 dog license tag. This year was the fourth Dog Tag Election in which Carlisle’s students participated; students also voted in 2019 and 2021. Town Clerk Peggy Wang and Town Administrator Ryan McLane were excited to be able to partner again with Dr. Sidell and the Carlisle Public School to give students this fun and important opportunity to practice civic engagement.