Kids Voting, a program of GenerationNation, offers K-12 students opportunities to learn about and get involved in elections each year though a mock vote, service-learning in polling places, student council elections, teacher curriculum and more. In Election 2012, over 100,000 Charlotte-area students participated in the presidential vote.
Every year, each student has the exciting opportunity to experience elections! Students in kindergarten through high school participate in a variety of ways, including:
Election results are counted and announced in the media and to schools after Election Day - you can see how students voted.
Outside of Mecklenburg County? Contact us to learn how to involve your school or youth program in GenerationNation and the Kids Voting program!
Watch students read, think and decide
On the ballot: Mayor and councils for Charlotte and towns, Board of Education At-Large
On the ballot: US Senate, County Commission, US House, NCGA, Sheriff, sales tax referendum, bond
Standards-based classroom activities are available through the year for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Use the election to drive interest and strengthen comprehension in social studies, reading, writing and math.
Student council elections
Let us host your next student council election. Contact us for more information.
Charter, independent, religious and home schools
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections
* Note: GenerationNation is not responsible for liabilities of Kids Voting North Carolina and Kids Voting USA