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 area

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 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!

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 2022 Toolkit

Election 2022 civic learning opportunities (you may need to click to open this section)

Election 2022
This election activity will be focused on student voice on candidates and issues on the ballot including US Senate and Congress, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, City of Charlotte and Matthews referendums, and electing the 2023 Student Advisor

Voter registration information

Ages 18 and older

Vote October 25-November 8

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

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

Other organizations


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