“The ballot is more powerful than the bullet.” -Abraham Lincoln
This year, New Jersey is electing members of the General Assembly, as well as a Senate race in District One. Three questions will also be included to facilitate classroom discussion on the importance of voting and how a democracy can best ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their voting rights. It is essential that our future citizens understand the importance of the state legislature and the impact they have on the functioning of our democracy and the quality of life in New Jersey.
February, 2020 – NJ VOTE 100
“Suffrage is the pivotal right.” – Susan B. Anthony
February 10, 2020 will mark the centennial of New Jersey becoming the 29th state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. To commemorate that event, the New Jersey Mock Election, in conjunction with the Alice Paul Institute and several New Jersey social studies and historical organizations, will be sponsoring NJ VOTE 100 with a presidential primary mock election for middle and high school students. “Public questions” appropriate for elementary students will also be on the ballot.
See what the current issues are on this year’s ballot!
Access our library of resources for you and your classroom.
Find information for your district to participate in this year’s mock election.