I Voted! Student Election
Experience elections with GenerationNation’s Student Election!
Still known to many as Kids Voting, the student election 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. Since the program was launched in Charlotte in 1992, hundreds of thousands of students have participated.
Every year, each student has the exciting opportunity to experience elections! Students in kindergarten through high school participate in a variety of ways, including:
- Learning about candidates, issues, and democracy
- Casting a student vote
- Visiting and volunteering in community polling sites
- Partnering with a school or youth organization to operate a student voting booth – a great service-learning opportunity!
Election results are counted and shared after Election Day.
Cities and school districts in other areas
GenerationNation’s programs are available to all teachers and students in any location. Contact us to learn how to involve your school or youth program in GenerationNation and the student election!
Charter, independent, religious and home schools
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections
Teaching for Democracy Alliance/Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, a program of Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University (GenerationNation is a member of the TDFA coalition that is working to provide high quality, evidence-based curriculum and strategies for civic literacy)
Arizona Bar Foundation/KVUSA
Election 2020 Toolkit
2020 Curriculum and Student Election Information
Election 2020: K-12 Students vote October 20-November 3
Election 2019 Toolkit
2019 Curriculum and Information
- Election 2019 Resource Toolkit
- Teacher overview and materials sign up
- Student Election – Election 2019 (October 25-November 5, 2019).
- On the ballot: Mayor (Charlotte and towns), Board of Education At-Large, Mecklenburg County Referendum, and CMS Student Advisor to School Board
- Ballot questions geared for different grade levels and ease of use
- After the vote – civic literacy and action beyond Election Day (includes local government, civic issues, and Election 2020)
On the 2019 student ballot
Mayor (Charlotte and towns)
Board of Education
Mecklenburg County Sales Tax Referendum
CMS School Board Student Advisor
Student Election 2019
October 25-November 5, 2019