Thursday, August 30, 2012

Register for the My Voice National Student Mock Election

Today is another big day! It's the opening of voter registration for the My Voice National Student Mock Election.

The National Student Mock Election is the nation's largest civic education project and the world’s largest national mock election, with more than five million votes cast in 2008.

After serving as a partner of the National Student/Parent Mock Election in 2008 and 2010, we are now combining the two Foundation initiatives—My Voice and the National Student Mock Election—to help more students learn about our nation's electoral process and the meaning of democracy.

The My Voice National Student Mock Election aims to encourage young people to share their opinions and concerns about national topics, social issues, education, and their communities. In addition to enabling students to cast their votes for candidates in both the federal and state elections, there is classroom materials and curriculum available for teachers, and a new media project to survey students on topics of national importance. For the first time, this year the election and polling will take place entirely online.

There are more than 60 national—civic, educational, and business organizations working with the Pearson Foundation as partners on the My Voice National Student Mock Election to help involve students in the democratic process.

National Mock Election Week kicks off on Thursday, October 25, but students and teachers can start getting involved today by registering at www.nationalmockelection.org.

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