I Voted! Student Election

Kids Voting

Experience elections with GenerationNation’s Student Election!

K-12 students learn about and get involved in elections each year though a mock vote, service-learning in polling places, student council elections, and more. Since the North Carolina program was launched in Charlotte in 1992, hundreds of thousands of students have participated. All programming is nonpartisan.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg region

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
  • Voting to elect the Student Advisor to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ school board
  • Student voice on real ballot candidates and issues
  • Service-learning in community polling sites

Election results are counted and shared after Election Day.

Cities and school districts across NC and in other areas

GenerationNation’s programs are available to all teachers and students in any location. We can help you to connect real world learning and elections and voting using adaptable lessons and ballots. No need to track down, vet, or pay for a program when you can easily create your own! Contact us to learn how to involve your school or youth program in GenerationNation and the student election.

Classroom Activities

The I Voted sticker is just the start! 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 through the year!

Election Toolkits


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Charter, independent, religious and home schools

Mecklenburg County Board of Elections

Charlotte region (NC/SC) and NC school districts

NC Civics Coalition

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

Other organizations