How to Register and Vote
Although the educational activities before and after the election are recognized as the most important part of what the mock election is designed to offer, there is no mistaking that the most exciting part is students casting their ballots and seeing the results. Here teachers can find instructions and materials to enable students to vote.
There is no need to pre-register. If your school district wishes to participate, please follow the steps below:
- Choose or assign a District Election Coordinator. This can be either a supervisor or a teacher who is committed to civic education.
- Download your district ballot and pass it out to your students (or create an electronic means of voting).
- Collect and tally the votes.
- Have the District Coordinator submit the results by grade (bottom of the page). If your district has not received a password to submit votes, please request one via the Contact Us Page.
Each school district is requested to volunteer a District Election Coordinator. The only responsibility for the coordinator is to collect the ballots and then report the ballots from each grade for their district.
Schools will need to download a ballot for their students depending on their congressional district. You can find your Congressional District, and then download the appropriate ballot:
- District 1 Ballot (PDF)
- District 2 Ballot (PDF)
- District 3 Ballot (PDF)
- District 4 Ballot (PDF)
- District 5 Ballot (PDF)
- District 6 Ballot (PDF)
- District 7 Ballot (PDF)
- District 8 Ballot (PDF)
- District 9 Ballot (PDF)
- District 10 Ballot (PDF)
- District 11 Ballot (PDF)
- District 12 Ballot (PDF)
Districts are free to vote using either paper or digital formats, as appropriate to their needs. The mock election recognizes that there exists substantial variety in the technology resources available to each district, and has therefore tried to simplify the reporting to a single form for the district coordinator to complete. The button below will open the online form that must be submitted.
Voting will begin on October 10, 2016, and district results must be submitted by October 25, 2016.
Results from the mock election will be available on November 4, 2016. If you need to request a password or have any additional questions, please Contact Us.