See Why Our Mock Election is #1
Each year, YLI conducts the largest secure, student-only, online mock election in the nation, using electronic ballots tailored to each student’s home legislative district. Read below about our plans for 2012. Teachers, if you haven't already, Sign Up with YLI for your students to participate!
“I am truly excited about this and will try to make it a school-wide election. The lesson plans look fantastic. What an excellent simulation idea!”—Drew Shilhanek, Teacher
Getting in the Game using the YLI Mock Election!
- YLI's 2012 National Mock Election is open October 22 - November 2. All registered YLI teachers have the opportunity to engage their students by allowing them to take part in this important national election. The default ballot will include all races for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, Governor and President.
- Read all about the mock election experience of Two Rivers High School in Two Rivers, Wisconsin during our spring 2012 Super Student Day election.
- Supporting lesson plans are on topics such as primaries and caucuses, the foundations of American government, political ideology, the American electoral process, state-specific candidate comparisons, and much more.
- FREE online teacher resources include downloadable posters, decorations and stickers to generate election excitement in your school.
- Customize your ballot! Make your mock election meaningful for your students by adding local or school races.
- Flexible voting period. Voting can occur anytime during the stated periods.
- Schools may choose online or paper ballot voting.
- Results for the mock elections are available online following the conclusion of the period.
Get in the Game all year long with YLI’s My Mock Election option!
- Counting ballots is history! Run your class elections using My Mock Election.
- Create election experiences for students in semester courses.
- Use My Mock Election to vote on races or referenda on any subject at any time.
The YLI Mock Election is an academic exercise. It is not a scientific survey and is not designed to predict the outcome of actual elections. The views expressed are those of participating students, not those of the Youth Leadership Initiative or the UVA Center for Politics.