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Mock Election: Elementary & Middle School Students (K-8)

Civic Education Starts Early!

It's never too soon to educate the next generation of voters! That's why Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller encourages all K-8 educators in the state to conduct a Mock Election in their schools and classrooms. Classroom resources and Mock Election ballots are available through several different providers. Select one of the following organizations to get started!



Kids Voting USA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national organization working with schools and communities to enhance civics education and provide youth an authentic voting experience. Kids Voting Greater Las Vegas is managed by Democracy in Action, a nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors that promotes civic education and engagement through partnerships with K-12 public and private schools in Southern Nevada.



The National Student/Parent Mock Election makes students and parents aware of the power of their ballot by actively involving them in a full-fledged campaign and national election. In 2004, over 4 million students, parents and teachers participated in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 14 countries/territories around the world where Americans have schools. Over 40 million have participated since the project began. The NSPME is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.



Throughout the nation's history, political leaders have looked to our schools and to our young people as a source of inspiration for the continued success and health of our nation. That is why the Center for Politics, a nonpartisan unit of the University of Virginia, created the national Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI). YLI is a national civic education program designed to involve students in the American electoral and policymaking process. To achieve this goal, YLI offers technology-based civic education resources that foster long-term civic engagement.

Last updated: 9/27/2010 10:28:22 AM