Login:
Forgot your password?

Mock Election

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 2016. 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
Quest Academy
Palatine, IL
Sign Up

Getting in the Game using the YLI Mock Election!

  • YLI's will host the 2016 National Mock Election October 17-28, 2016.
  • The YLI ballot will include races for president, governor, and both houses of the U.S. Congress.
  • Lesson plans supporting the National Mock Election are available on YLI's lesson plan webpage, and new lesson plans comparing the general election presidential candidates and gubernatorial will soon be added.
  • FREE online teacher resources include downloadable posters, decorations and stickers to generate election excitement in your school.
  • Customize your ballot! Make your mock election more meaningful for your students by adding local or school races or referenda.
  • Flexible voting period. Voting can occur anytime during the stated period.
  • Teachers may choose online or paper ballot voting.
  • Results will be made available on October 31 and will be used in a nationwide Mock Election television broadcast the week of the general election.
  • YLI is working with America's Mock Election to provide exciting incentives for participating.

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.