Students to Vote in Mock Election

2016-ike-voter-kidINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — On November 8, students across Indiana will elect their own governor, president and senator in a show of active citizenship through Indiana Kids’ Election, an award-winning mock election program.

Indiana Kids’ Election is based on the premise that voting is only occasionally done by inspiration but more often done by habit.

With its special emphasis on encouraging students to develop one’s voting habit at an early age, Indiana Kids Election attempts to emulate the election process as closely as possible.

Statewide, students participate in voting milestones such as registering to vote on or before Tuesday, October 11, and casting a ballot on Tuesday, November 8, just like their parents.

Under Indiana law, schools are required to give instruction on the election process two weeks preceding a general election for all students in grades 6-12.