A total of 139 schools cast 35,135 ballots in California’s Student Mock Election.
Last week, California students participating in the statewide Mock Election “voted” for Governor, United States Senator and seven statewide propositions that will be on the Nov. 8, 2022, General Election ballot. The Secretary of State’s office provided schools with mock election ballots, voter information guides and posters to promote voting.
“Our Student Mock Election is preparing young Californians across the state to become active voters,” said Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber. “Even though most students will not be old enough to cast a ballot this November, they can still gain valuable experience researching candidates and discussing ballot propositions with their peers and teachers.
“The student mock election is a fun, hands-on way to help young people familiarize themselves with the democratic process. The Secretary of State’s office has been proud to work with educators and elections officials across the state to prepare the next generation of Californians to become regular participants in our democracy.”