The Kids Have Spoken!
Each year, Kids Voting Durham allows youth 18 and younger to vote on the same candidates and issues as adults. In 2020, youth will be voicing their vote for offices from President & Vice President to NC Governor, legislators, and other State officials to Durham County Commissioner.s. Youth prepare an Election Guide (coming soon online) and other information for their peers so they cast an informed vote. For the first time this year, the Election Guide is also available on Instagram @kvdelectionguide
Youth can vote in a number of ways:
- Online. Kidsvotingdurham.org will have voting available starting in October during the early voting period.
- Through schools or youth groups. Sign up your club, after-school program or school to vote here or email email@example.com or call 919-560-7321. Kids Voting Durham provides you all the training and supplies for your own election free of charge.
Kids Voting typically offers voting at Durham precincts and early voting sites. However, in 2020 we are limiting voting to our online ballot in order to keep voting safe for both youth and adults!
Kids Voting Durham election results are be available on this site the morning after Election Day (if not before!). Or you can obtain them by calling 919-560-7321 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A Message to Youth Voters from Mayor Schewel and the 2020 Candidates
Daily activities to keep your civic knowledge, skills, and spirit sharp while social distancing!
Share your #Dream4Durham with us by Friday, Jan. 22 in honor of Dr. King — and be entered into a drawing for a KVD mask (with our cool new logo!) and be featured on our social media!
2020 Kids Voting Durham Election Results View election results data by clicking through the slides using the arrows at the bottom of the slide deck. Below you can find the results of specific schools. Click the school’s name to view their election results data. Kids Voting Durham Results by School Click the school’s name to view their election results data. School results will not be available until later Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Click links below to view more Kids Voting results data Kids Voting North Carolina Results Kids Voting USA Results
Classroom Resources for After the Election
The Virtual Stickers are here! Does Kids Voting being all online this year mean no I Voted sticker? NO WAY! It means MORE stickers, sparkly stickers stickers, colorful stickers and more ways to show off what an awesome and engaged citizen you are! Click on the stickers below to get them on the KVD Giphy channel and share them on your social media or download them and share them anywhere! Parents, you can get in on the action too! Go to Facebook Frames and search for “Kids Voting” to get this cool “My Kid Voted” frame for your profile pic! And the best part? Many of these fantastic stickers can be used year-round — not just at Election time — to show off your sense of civic pride and engaged citizenship! Thanks to KVD Board Member Rudi Petry for many of the designs and to KVD Board Member and long-time youth leader Shirley Garrett for help on the tech end!
Sign up for Kids Voting Durham 2020 Elections with your classroom or schools. As you know, Kids Voting gives your students the opportunity to vote on the same candidates as adults this fall, and give teachers the tools and resources to engage their students in elections in grade-appropriate ways that are tied to both Common Core ELA standards and the NC standards for social study in each grade. Best of all, Kids Voting Durham remains a FREE resources for all Durham schools, teachers, and youth thanks to the support of Durham County. In response to the new learning environment, this fall KVD will offer: An ALL ONLINE ballot for students to cast their vote with customizable Canvas shells and Nearpod modules to present voting to students online and the option of having a trained KVD Voting Outreach worker present voting online to your class in real time if you choose. You will receive Election results for your school, as well as kids in Durham, NC and the US the evening of Election Day. An online, interactive KVD 2020 Election Guide with information on candidates, issues, offices to be elected voting written by youth, for youth Distance-learning friendly lessons in Canvas….
Countdown to Election Day 2020 is an interactive guide designed to prepare you and your family for this year’s election.
Make Your Voting Plan Today! Research shows that voters are more likely to make it the polls if they actually make a plan to vote. Download Kids Voting Durham’s Voting Plan worksheets to help you come up with the best plan for each person in your family. The plan has links to information to help you decide between options and a useful pre-voting checklist with tips on how to make the most of your vote whether you are 8 or 80! Download a printable Voter Plan for Youth (under 18) Download a printable Voter Plan for Adult (18+) Download a fillable PDF Voter Plan for Youth (under 18) Download a fillable PDF Voter Plan for Adult (18+) Once all the members of your family have downloaded the plan and filled it in, encourage your friends and family to make their own voting plan! Take a picture with your plan and share it on social media #ourfamilyvotes. Help friends & family fill out their voting plans and see if they need any help — a ride to the polls, a witness signature for their absentee ballot or anything else to make it happen! ______________________________________________________________________ Want to see ways like this to….
COVID is adding to what first-time voters need to do to prepare to cast their first ballot. KVD youth leader Emma Busch has talked to the Durham Board of Elections and has some tips for new voters and other adults heading to the polls this fall!
SCROLL DOWN FOR ENGLISH Concurso de arte de Kids Voting: Jóvenes, díganles a todos en Durham por que deben votar ¡Hazle saber a Durham lo importante que es votar este otoño! Envía tu obra de arte original, poesía o vídeo sobre la importancia de la votación a Kids Voting Durham y aparecerás en las campañas de sacar el voto de Kids Voting en nuestra comunidad y en los medios de comunicación social, y ¡también tendrás la oportunidad de ganar una camiseta de Kids Voting! ¿Por qué? Porque los adultos y los jóvenes necesitan saber que en nuestra democracia su voto es su voz. Aunque los menores de 18 años aún no determinan quién será elegido, puedes ayudar animando a otros a votar y ayudando a la gente a participar en esta importante elección. ¿Que? Obras que no sean partidistas y que sean apropiadas para niños: Obra de arte original (Cuadrada: 1080 por 1080 pixeles (1:1 o cuadrado) O Video original de 1-minuto de duración O Una poesía o escritura corta ¿Quién? * TODO joven de 18 años o menos – queremos escuchar de todas las edades * Si gustan, los niños muy pequeños pueden presentar una obra de arte hecha….