Youth Vote Georgia
Youth Vote Georgia is a state wide mock election. The initiative has three components: 1) the mock election for K-12 students, 2) voter registration for eligible high school students, and 3) poll worker recruitment in partnership with the Georgia Secretary of State's Office.
Register your school to participate in the 2022 Election
As a part of our mission to educate and equip students to become informed and active citizens, we have an ongoing Voter Registration Drive in which schools can participate. The link to the left will collect basic information from you to give the school credit and will immediately forward you to the Georgia Secretary of State's website to register to vote.
Kid Governor Georgia
Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program for 5th graders created by the Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC) in 2015, and introduced in Georgia in 2022. Timed to coincide with Election Day in November, the program offers schools the opportunity to enter one student candidate into a statewide election that other 5th graders vote in. Classes can vote in the election, nominate a classmate to run for office, or both! Toolkits of in-class lessons guide teachers and students through the program.
Election Prep Materials
- Elections: Everything You Need K-8 material on the importance of democracy.
- Voting Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage Gr. 7-12 Examines attitudes about women before they won the right to vote.
- Evaluating Polling Methods and Results Gr. 7-12 Learn polling terms and how to evaluate poll methodologies and results.
- Cast Your Vote - You choose debate questions, rate responses, and vote for the candidate of your choice.
- Win the White House - Manage your own presidential campaign by strategically raising funds, polling voters, launching media campaigns, and making personal appearances.
- Inside the Voting Booth Gr. 3-8 Introduce students to history of suffrage in America, understand why it is important to vote, and vote in a mock issues survey.
Election News Sources
Political news with a Georgia focus, including the Georgia Legislature, Congress, White House, presidential elections and Georgia Congressional Districts.
The latest Georgia political and legislative news from Georgia Public Broadcasting.
GeorgiaPol.com strives to be “the” media hub for news, analysis, opinion, and discussion of politics and policy in the state of Georgia.
A targeted, nonpartisan search engine just for politics and policy.
A nonpartisan opinion research organization.
Election Laws and Voting Districts
- Georgia Election Division - Learn how to register to vote in New Hampshire, find out where the polling places are in your community, find out how to file for office, and find out what type of voting machines are being used in different communities.
- Georgia's Secretary of State - Voting and election information including elections results for past elections.
- Federal Election Commission - This site contains information about campaign finance regulations for federal offices, as well as information about elections and voting.
Presidential Primary History
- Dave Lip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - This site has detailed information on national results for the major and minor candidates for U.S. President in the presidential elections from 1789 through 2000. Individual year pages include candidates, parties, popular and electoral vote totals, maps, charts, and voter turnout (1932-2000). Also, there are state results pages for the elections from 1896 through 2000 with county level maps and data for the elections from 1960 through 2000. Wow!
- WyzAnt - This site features audio files of figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, FDR, and Richard Nixon.
General Election Resources
- League of Women Voters - This site features voter education resources and information.
- Open Secrets - Follow the money trail! Find out who is giving money to campaigns. You can search for campaign contributions by individual donor name or by PAC, industry, or soft money. You can also look at a contribution report for individual candidates.
- Circle - The Center for Information and Research on Civic Engagement and Learning - CIRCLE, based in the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Carnegie Corporation of New York, conducts, collects, and funds research on the civic and political participation of young Americans. You will find a wealth of research-based materials here that look at youth voting and civic engagement.
Political Sites for Students
- Rock the Vote Grades 7-12 This site for teens and young adults features coverage of issues like education, the environment, free expression and violence. The site also contains information about registering to vote and becoming politically active.
- Elections Grade 4-12 This site from the Library of Congress provides primary source materials, lesson plans and other resources focused on elections.
- Congress for Kids: Elections Grades 3-8 This site from the Dirksen Congressional Center features information about the primaries, the political parties, the national party conventions and more.
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government Grades K-12 With sections for grades K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12; and parents and teachers, this site from the U.S. Government Printing Office features overviews of how government works and includes games and activities for the student.
- What are the Requirements to Vote?