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 on Election Day and during early voting
- 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
Election 2019 Toolkit – Coming Soon!
Election 2019 Vote!
On the 2019 ballot
Mayor (Charlotte and towns)
Board of Education
Sales Tax Referendum
CMS School Board Student Advisor
Student Election 2019
Vote online, by text, or at school October 22-November 5
Service-learning October 22-November 5
Teacher and school information coming soon!
Election 2018 Toolkit
Curriculum and Candidate information
Election 2018 Vote!
Ways to vote in Election 2018
Vote October 25-November 6 online, text, and at school
Vote Now Online
At school – ask your teacher or principal about your school’s election!
teachers: this ballot is for 1:1 devices. Find school ballot versions and instructions HERE
VOTE IN PERSON October 27, October 31, November 3, and November 6
- Election 2018 Resource Toolkit
- Lesson plans for grades K-12, strategies for integrating real world content into existing lesson plans, and alignment guides for different content areas
- Educational resources including guides, Election 2018 Jigsaw and Rate the Candidates Decision-Making Charts, and more.
- Student Election – Election 2018 (October 25-November 6, 2018). On the ballot: US House, County Commission, City Referendum, NC Constitutional Amendment, Student School Board Rep
- Ballot questions geared for different grade levels – younger students focus on one question
- Voting options
- Paper ballots (limited quantity)
- At school
- At designated polling places
- At home
- After the vote – civic literacy and action beyond Election Day