. MOCK ELECTION PROCESS
divide classes into wards and districts
divide classes into "poll groups" and "campaign groups"
have parents (or students) role-play presidential or local candidates in a debate for the class
have students "be candidates", give speeches to the student body, making sure they follow campaign regulations
make voting mandatory OR students must register and make time to vote on their own accord mimicking actual voting experience
study propaganda techniques by looking at magazine covers and clippings to discover biases in the news
mock election could coincide with student council elections
students can run for office (judge, senator, president, etc), campaign then "pass a bill" to experience the process
give extra credit to students who put time in working for local campaigns, parties.
(ELEMENTARY AGE ESPECIALLY) collecting pledges to vote from family and friends, then reminding them the night before election day
Use the resource list on the registration form and on the web site to find out about possible activities.
WHEN DO I HOLD THE ELECTION?Whenever you want up to and including election day, November 2.
http://www.seorf.ohio.edu/~voters (click on Future Voters Mock Election)
If you would prefer to have a more extensive or simpler ballot than what we provide, you can electronically or physically cut and paste, to tailor the ballots to your needs. Any additional election information, for example, the congressional district in which an address is located, can be obtained from the Board of Elections.