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This learning opportunity educates students about democracy, reading and analyzing
information, the election process, making decisions, different levels of government,
ways that citizens participate in political life, and more. In 2012, over 100,000
Charlotte‐Mecklenburg students participated.
What is the mock election program?
K‐12 students experience elections through hands‐on activities. They learn about and vote on real
candidates and issues and take part in community service‐learning to compliment classroom learning
about civics and democracy in the classroom.
Kids Voting is a program of GenerationNation. The mock election provides students the most
authentic, educational election experience in the nation.
Educational resources are available to help students to learn about government, the candidates, the
election process, and student voice on community policies and decisions impacting K‐12 students.
K‐12 students have different ways to participate – this is determined by the School Representative:
Vote at school (October 22 – November 5)
Vote in designated polling places (October 26, November 1, November 2, and November 5)
Community service‐learning (October 26, November 1, November 2, and November 5)
GenerationNation can also assist your school with other elections through the year
Student Ballot Questions – Election 2013
The following is a list of ALL races – your students will only vote on certain questions based on age
Mayor (Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville)
School Board and Education Bonds
Charlotte City Council At‐Large and Town Councils
Grades 3‐12 will have opportunity to vote in student referendum on local issues (student
voice on issues highlighted by city, county and CMS leadership)
When are results announced?
Students’ votes are tabulated and reported to the community, announced through the media and
posted on www.generationnation.org
School‐level results are available for schools using the online ballot