2017 New Jersey Mock Election Voting Results
Students in New Jersey, ranging from grades 5-12 voted primarily via paper ballots. Students submitted votes for four categories: Governor, Senate, General Assembly, and where they got their news. 85% of the students submitted votes for all four categories. The remaining 15% only submitted votes for the gubernatorial candidates. Votes were received from students residing in 18 of the 40 Legislative Districts. The missing districts are not shown in the reporting tables.
A representative from each participating school district collected the voting results and submitted them via an online form. In total, 25 school districts across NJ participated, with a grand total of 14,056 students casting votes. 6,846 students were from grades 5-8, and 7,211 were from grades 9-12.
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Total Maps by District
Here is the final Governor results. Blue district means Murphy/Oliver received the most votes, and red means Guadagno/Rendo received the most votes. The yellow buttons can be clicked on to see total percentages.
State Senate Map
Here is the final Senate results. Blue district means the Democrat representative received the most votes, and red means the Republican representative received the most votes. The yellow buttons can be clicked on to see total percentages.
General Assembly Map
Here is the final General Assembly results. Blue district means the two Democrat representatives received the most votes, red means the two Republican representatives received the most votes, and purple means a representative from each major party received the most votes. The yellow buttons can be clicked on to see total percentages.
News Source Map
Here is the news source results. Students were asked to select all the news sources they use from the following list: printed newspapers, newspapers via their websites, other websites, social media, and broadcast media. The chart below is broken down by grade, showing the percentage of students within each grade that used a particular news source.
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