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Kids Voting NKY runs out of ballots at nearly every precinct as almost 5,000 children participate

Future voters of any age were encouraged to go to the polls with their parent/guardian to cast a “Kids Voting” ballot in a mock election at a Kids Voting booth.

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

Board Member Carri Chandler and her son, Darren counting ballots (provided photos).

Northern Kentucky kids cast nearly 5,000 votes this year in precincts throughout Northern Kentucky.  Additionally, about 250 students volunteered to assemble ballot boxes, work polls and count ballots.

From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., kids voted at the same precinct locations where adults did throughout Kenton and Campbell counties and at several precincts in Boone County, and all of the branches of Boone County Public Library.

Votes were cast in the Governor’s race, Attorney General race and Secretary of State race.

They also weighed in on three topics. Results are as follows:

Governor/Lt. Governor

Beshear (D): 3,008
Bevin (R): 1,611

More than 4,300 children participated in Kids Voting NKY Tuesday.

Attorney General

Stumbo (D): 1,390
Cameron (R):  2,586

Secretary of State

Henry (D): 2.424
Adams (R): 1,649


1) Has any adult spoken to you about the impact of Juuling?

Yes:  1,938
No:  2,512

2) Do you think Military Service should be required after High School?

Yes:  1,322
No:  3,008

3) Do you feel safe in School?

Yes:  4,069
No:   362
*This question was also asked in 2018 and had similar results

Voter age:

5-8 years old:   2,184
9-12 years old:   1,747
13-17 years old:  424

Kids Voting NKY

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