Kids Voting Minnesota Network

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What is Kids Voting?

  • A national leader in civic education, Kids Voting is a national organization that educates students through a combination of classroom activities, civic learning events and authentic voting experiences. it is a non-partisan, non-profit civic education initiative that is securing and shaping the future of democracy by preparing young people for a life of active, informed and responsible citizenship.
  • Kids Voting helps students and parents of all cultures and income levels learn more about our democratic process.
  • Kids Voting started in a community in Arizona in 1988 and went nationwide in 1992. In 2012 approximately 1.2 million students voted in Kids Voting elections across the United States. Kids Voting recently merged with National Mock Elections and is currently housed under the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.
  • Kids Voting came to Minnesota in 1994 and due to some recent changes, state-wide Kids Voting efforts are now coordinated through the "Kids Voting Minnesota Network." In Minnesota over 38,000 students cast a Kids Voting ballot in the 2012 election. We hope to expand that number in 2014!

Welcome to the NEW Kids Voting Minnesota Network!

Not only is fostering educated and engaged youth important to our democracy, but when young people understand society and how we relate to each other, they are better prepared for success in other areas of life. Effective citizens have attitudes and skills that help make them better employees, students, parents and community members.


Kids Voting came to Minnesota in 1994 and due to some recent changes, state-wide Kids Voting efforts are now coordinated through the "Kids Voting Minnesota Network." In Minnesota over 38,000 students cast a Kids Voting ballot in the 2012 election. We hope to expand that number in 2014!

To learn more about the Kids Voting Minnesota Network, please click here

 

Let's get Kids Voting in 2014!

To learn more about starting up a Kids Voting program in your community, click here.

The Kids Voting Minnesota Network is helping schools and communities provide authentic voting experiences for students on Tuesday November 4th. Please contact Traci at 612-275-2299 or traci@kidsvotingstpaul.com for more information on how to access FREE election supplies and materials for your students. The Kids Voting Minnesota Network needs to hear from you by October 15, 2014 in order to provide your school with:

  • FREE Kids Voting paper ballots with 5 state-wide races
  • Access to FREE online voting on November 4
  • FREE Kids Voting ballot boxes
  • FREE "I Voted" stickers for students
  • Age appropriate lessons and activities teachers can use to educate students about voting and elections
  • FREE coloring books about voting for K- 4 students
  • Other ideas and resources to support your school and community as they facilitate a Kids Voting election

About Kids Voting St. Paul

Kids Voting St. Paul (KVSP) is a non-partisan, non-profit civic education initiative that is securing and shaping the future of democracy by preparing young people for a life of active citizenship. Not only is fostering educated and engaged youth important to our democracy, but when young people understand society and how we relate to each other, they are better prepared for success in other areas of life. Effective citizens have attitudes and skills that help make them better employees, students, parents and community members.

Kids Voting is for every student in Saint Paul from kindergarten to high school! Learn about the election process at school through interactive and fun classroom activities as well as through a hands-on Election Day experience voting at the real polls! To learn more, please contact Traci at (612) 275-2299.

 

About Us

Kids Voting St. Paul is a community-based, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to empower students in Saint Paul with the skills and confidence to embrace civic involvement and become active citizens as adults. We want all K-12 students to become educated, engaged voters.

 

Why Kids Voting?

The need for Kids Voting is evidenced by the growing trend of declining levels of civic engagement and apathetic attitudes towards voting. Today, 50% of young people grow up in non-voting households. Only about half of eligible voters participate in Presidential elections and about one-third participate in local elections. The figures are even lower for minority populations and young adults