We are available to help you plan your school Election Day. We can give you tips and ideas to make it a successful election for your students whether one class, an entire grade, or a whole school is voting. Call 574.0047, the Public Relations Division of JCCO.
As soon as possible, determine when the best time is to hold your election.* Are you filling seats on the Student Council for the current school year, or electing class officers for the next school year? Will the entire school be voting or just particular classes? For more information download our Mock Election Brochure (pdf)
Club officers, class officers, student councils, homecoming courts, and more can be part of the election process.
Have your candidates make campaign speeches to those who will be voting. Incorporate history, government, speech writing, and more for an educational project your students will remember for years.
If you don’t have student elections to decide, we can put together a ballot of local, state, and federal candidates who are running for office.
Many schools like to give their students a voice in decisions about a variety of issues. Students can vote on topics ranging from school uniforms, lunches, programs, and more.
There may be a current event or legislative issue that is making the news. You can give your students the opportunity to debate the issue and then vote the question.
We will add up to five questions to the ballots for your students to vote on.
Mock elections have been offered since 2000 to public, private, and parochial schools in Jefferson County. This program is a component part of our commitment to fulfill the Help America Vote Act (HAVA 2002). In less than a decade, participation numbers have quadrupled. Today, we reach over 7,000 students in Jefferson County, a number that is certain to grow even larger with time.
The Mock Elections Program is offered in cooperation with the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, Voter Outreach, Inc., and the Board of Elections.
Mock elections teach our youth about registering to vote, showing up at the polls, and participating in the democratic process.
It encourages discussion between students and the adults in their families.
Students learn how to fill out and cast a ballot in Jefferson County.
We instill the importance of voting in our young citizens through hands-on experience. Whether they are casting a ballot for fellow students as class officers or voting on important issues discussed in class, the students are learning valuable lessons about their most precious freedom.
What better way to experience the democratic process?
We can bring the experience to your classroom. Invite us over! We’ll bring everything you need: 502.574.0047