I Voted! Student Election
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.
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!
Election 2022 Toolkit
Election 2022 civic learning opportunities (you may need to click to open this section)
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
- Students vote October 25-November 8, 2022
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg area ballots for K-5 and 6-12
- CMS Student Advisor Election (CMS students in grades 9-12)
- NC ballot (Senate only)
- Meet the candidates
- Teaching resources (click grade level to access)
- Service-learning in polling places for ages 17 and up – paid volunteer opportunity with the Board of Elections
- Student Advisor to the Board of Education candidates and information
Voter registration information
- Plan and lead a voter registration drive at your school
- Information about voter registration and pre-registration
Ages 18 and older
Vote October 25-November 8
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