Still time for kids to cast their ballot in Scholastic student vote | News
Scholastic is offering a unique opportunity for students across the U.S. to cast their own vote for President.
The online ‘polls’ are open to children 17 and younger to cast their ballot for who they would like to see as President of the United States. They can cast their vote at www.scholastic.com/vote. Or if they receive the Scholastic Classroom Magazine they can use the paper vote found in the ‘back-to-school’ issue. Online voting closes on October 10. Results will be announced before the November election.
This is a unique chance that Scholastic has offered since 1940, in every Presidential Election. In every contest since then the outcome of the student vote has mirrored that of the general election; with the exception of 1948 when students chose Dewey over Truman, and 1960 when students chose Nixon over Kennedy.
Scholastic has offered this chance for students to help them make informed decisions about who they would like to vote for (if they could). Students can visit the website and view all it has to offer to help make their decision – from background information on the electoral process, to fun election related games and maps. There are even stories from the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, a team of over 50 kid reporters from across the U.S. who report ‘news for kids, by kids.’
The Scholastic News Kid Reporters have recently returned from covering the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. While there, the Kid Corps Reporters interviewed political figures like Newt Gingrich and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, fellow journalists like Andrea Mitchell and Savannah Guthrie, and many delegates and volunteers.
Does your child like to write, and is interested in the news? Why not have them apply for the 2012-2013 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. They are accepting applications at www.scholastic.com/kidspress, until October 12.
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