On November 6, 2012, approximately 12,000 students of all ages voted in this year’s election, thanks to Kids Voting Leon County, which is sponsored by Hopping Green & Sams, P.A., the Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office, the Leon County School District, and various other civic and charitable organizations. Among the issues posed to students were who should be president, what makes a better pet (cats or dogs), and what is the most important issue facing the nation. Please visit www.kvlc.org for the results.
KVLC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization, which facilitates voter education and a real-life voting experience for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade on Election Day. Throughout the year, KVLC works with all of the schools within Leon County by providing a civics and election-based curriculum that focuses on the importance of being informed and the responsibilities of voting.
On Election Day, local KVLC volunteers staff the polling precincts of Leon County and the youth in our county come out to vote with their parents. The students are able to cast their official Kids Voting ballots at a separate KVLC precinct located within their parents’ voting precinct. Their votes are tallied, and the results are provided to the entire community just like the adult election results.