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Kids Voting: NKyians are urged to take your children to the polls on Election Day to cast their mock vote

On Election Day, November 5, future voters — of any age — are encouraged to go to the polls with their parent/guardian to cast a vote in a mock election at a Kids Voting booth.

Kids Voting Northern Kentucky is a non-profit, non-partisan organization teaching young people the importance of, and helps develop the habit of, voting.

Students can go to the polling places with their parents/guardians and cast a “Kids Voting” ballot.

“For nearly 20 years, Kids Voting Northern Kentucky has worked to help increase young folks awareness of the actual voting process and get in a habit of going to the polls,” said founding board member Carri Chandler.  “The goal is to increase civic engagement and, ultimately, increase adult voter turnout.”

In the last presidential election, approximately 11,000 young people voted in Northern Kentucky.  Additionally, each year about 300 students volunteer to assemble ballot boxes, work polls and count ballots.

On November 5th, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., kids will again be able to vote at the same precinct locations where their parents do throughout Kenton and Campbell counties and at Boone County precincts located at schools and at all of the branches of Boone County Public Library (hours may differ at the library).

Votes will be cast on the following races:  Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State. Additionally, they can weigh in on three topics:  Juuling, Military Service and do they feel safe in School?

Results will be tabulated and shared with the public on election night.

For additional information contact 859-982-9353 or, KidsVotingNorthernKentucky@gmail.com

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