The best way to get students in the habit of voting is practice.
In the 2013 general election, a mere 24 percent of registered New York City voters cast a ballot. There are 1.1 million public school children in New York City and 4.3 million registered New York City voters. Studies show that increased civic participation through activities like mock voting increase engagement and participation later in life.
We have piloted Mock Voting at schools in the district and hope to expand the program this year.
Is your school interested in holding a mock vote? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-860-1950.