Election Planning List
Sample Planning List for Schoolwide Election
Students break into several committees: Registration - Registering student voters grades 3-8 (or 3-5,
3-6 depending on school). Non-registered students cannot vote.
Publication - In charge of writing and publishing flyers, banners,
brochures announcing registration period and election results. Also research
and produce unbiased information packets on candidates.
Publicity - In charge of distributing all publications, contacting
local media, and contacting local organizations (libraries, day care,
teen, and senior centers,) about school's election campaign, coordinate
voting information for parents.
Database - In charge of designing a database voting record which
includes all registered student voters and demographic information to
be used on election day.
"Little Kid" Election - In charge of designing a separate, more
meaningful election for K-2 children. Ex.: Students produce a coloring
book of cartoons or fruits, and "little kids" vote for their favorite
cartoon, fruit, etc. Older students also design a simple paper ballot,
personally conduct the election, and help children count ballots in respective
Election Day - In charge of
Election Day proceedings. With teaching and administrative help, students
schedule voting procedures; assign people to check registrations, escort
classes to and from computer voting areas, assist voters in using computer
database ballots, and tally results for K-2 election and 3-8 political
Principal's announcement of results is followed by post-election presentations
of demographic issues. Copies of computer made tables, charts, and graphs
are displayed in prominent school areas, sent home for parental information,
and distributed to local organizations.