• The Florida Student Mock Election

Florida Student Mock Election 2016

Florida Student Mock Election Results

President and Vice President
Name Party Votes
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Democrat 202,377 (54.29%)
Donald J Trump
Republican 129,307 (34.69%)
Gary Johnson
Libertarian 17,326 (4.65%)
Jill Stein
Green 11,049 (2.96%)
Darell L. Castle
Constitution 7,257 (1.95%)
Roque (Rocky) De La Fuente
Reform 5,478 (1.47%)
Total Votes: 372,794
United State Senator (Six Year Term)
Name Party Votes
Marco Rubio
Republican 148,843 (52.62%)
Patrick Murphy
Democrat 109,391 (39.2%)
Paul Stanton
Libertarian 22,818 (8.18%)
Total Votes: 279,052
Grade Votes
7th Grade
44,469 (16.75%)
8th Grade
40,872 (15.4%)
6th Grade
38,806 (14.62%)
5th Grade
18,936 (7.13%)
4th Grade
17,530 (6.36%)
3rd Grade
16,895 (6.36%)
10th Grade
15,942 (6.01%)
11th Grade
14,899 (5.61%)
12th Grade
13,432 (5.06%)
2nd Grade
12,649 (4.77%)
9th Grade
11,198 (4.22%)
1st Grade
10,576 (3.98%)
8,351 (3.15%)
Pre K
893 (0.34%)
Total Votes: 265,448

What is the Florida Student Mock Election?

The Florida Student Mock Election provides an opportunity for all of Florida's K-12 students to learn about and practice voting as one of the most important responsibilities of democratic citizenship.

Who are the partners?

The Florida Student Mock Election is provided through KidsVoting Florida (KVFL) in association with KidsVoting USA. KidsVoting Florida is a partnership of the Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida, the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship, the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, and the Florida Association of Social Studies Supervisors.

When will the 2016 Florida Student Mock Election be held?

Tuesday, September 15, 2016 through Tuesday November 8, 2016.

Schools may choose to have their students vote at any time during this period.

What can my students vote for?

A Ballot Template provided by KVFL will automatically include the contests for President and U.S. Senate. Ballot AdministratorsThe Ballot Administrator(s) for your school can create and edit ballots through the Kids Voting Election Administration website, DoubleClick Democracy. For the upcoming Student Mock Election, Ballot Administrators will be able to download a master ballot template and customize it to include congressional candidates or any other races (or school issues) that you may wish to include. Ballot Administrators can also create voter IDs for students (if desired), import results from paper ballots if you choose to use them, and view reports. can choose to add congressional, state and local races as well as school based student government contests and/or issue opinion polls.

How can my school participate?

The Florida Student Mock Election is open to ALL K-12 Florida Schools. Florida schools can set up an account and have students vote online or by printing paper ballots. Student voting is supported by DoubleClick Democracy, a KidsVoting USA online voting platform. To become a part of the Florida Student Mock Election:

  • Learn whether your Supervisor of Elections is a Kids Voting partner.
  • If your Supervisor of Elections is a KVFL partner, email the contact individual at the Supervisor's office and request an account.
  • If the Supervisor of Elections in your district is NOT a KVFL partner, request an account by contacting Kids Voting Florida directly at KVFL@ucf.edu.

When you request an account for either your Supervisor of Elections or directly from KVFL, you will need to provide:

Can my school use DoubleClick Democracy for voting in other elections?

Ballot Administrators at your school can create ballots for any class or school wide elections that you may wish to hold in the future – such as class officers, student government, Homecoming, Senior Superlatives etc. You may use DoubleClick Democracy for voting at your school at any time and often as you wish.

How can I learn to be a Ballot Administrator?

How will students at my school vote?

Once a ballot has been created, Ballot Administrators will email a ballot link (automatically generated by DoubleClick Democracy) to all participating teachers in your school. They will also supply voter ids (if you have chosen to use them) or a school code and unlock code (if you have chosen to not use voter ids). Students will use a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone to login to DoubleClick Democracy. They will enter either their voter id or a school code and unlock code to access the ballot and cast their vote.

You may also choose to print paper ballots, count election results and have your Ballot Administrator upload vote totals to DoubleClick Democracy.

How will I see results?

School results are tabulated as votes are cast and can be viewed by Report Users and Ballot Administrators by logging in to their DoubleClick Democracy account. Statewide results will be posted by KVFL after all voting has been completed on November 9th.

A Quick Guide to Planning for the 2016 Florida Student Mock Election

Setting the Stage: A Step-by-Step Approach to Simulate the Voting Process
  • Step 1: Determine a Location
    • Decide when and where your school will conduct its mock election. Locations could include: the media center, gymnasium, cafeteria, individual classrooms, or computer lab.
  • Step 2: Register Student Voters
    • "Register" students to vote. Simulate the registration process by using the Florida Voter Registration form from the Florida Department of States Elections Division, available in English and Spanish. Use to the required information from the actual form to create a school registration form appropriate for your students.
    • Once a school registration form is created, have students "register" to vote by filling out the form.
    • Prepare a list of "registered" voters using school or class rosters for use when school voting begins.
  • Step 3: Gather the Necessary Materials
    • Tables and chairs (for verifying identity of student voters. Also, this is a great opportunity to solicit parent support by having them act as "poll workers")
    • Cardboard testing carrels to create privacy screens for voting. See pictures below.
    • Pens/Pencils
    • "Registered Voters" Roll
    • Ballots (remember paper ballots are an option if desired)
    • Vote Tally Sheets (if using paper ballots)
    • Ballot Box (if using paper ballots)
    • Voting Booths, if they are being used (due to the timing of the mock election, it may not be possible for your county Supervisor of Elections Office to provide voting booths)
    • If available, remind students to show a school issued ID to verify voter "registration"
    • "I Voted" stickers (provided by Kids Voting Florida or participating Supervisor of Elections offices)
  • Step 4: Set Up the Polling Place
  • Step 5: Count the Votes
    • Depending on the method of voting selected, determining a winner may be as simple as logging in to Double Click Democracy and generating a report. If paper ballots are used, hand count the ballots and have one of the Ballot Administrators login and upload the results using their Double Click Democracy account.
Important 2016 Election Dates
Early Voting Primary Election August 20-27, 2016
Primary Election August 30, 2016
Florida Student Mock Election Begins September 15, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election October 11, 2016
Early Voting General Election October 29 – November 5, 2016
General Election November 8, 2016
Florida Student Mock Election Ends November 8, 2016

For more information regarding election dates, visit the Florida Department of State Election Website.

Looking for a whole district approach for the mock election? Take a look at Orange County's plan below!

A Sample District Mock Election Plan: Orange County Secondary Schools

OCPS Plan: Please note schools will receive this information during the first week of school (around August 18th).

Who and What: The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship (FJCC) and the Orange County Supervisor of Elections invites Orange County Public Schools to participate in a statewide student mock election. Students enrolled at secondary schools wishing to participate will have the opportunity to vote for president as well as federal and state legislative candidates.

When: Voting will run from October 24th through October 31st, 2016.

Where: Secondary Schools throughout OCPS that complete the 2016 Florida Student Mock Election Form to participate. (Note this is a form created by OCPS)

Why: Mock Elections support the development of the next generation of engaged citizens. The goal of the Florida Mock Election is to engage 2.6 million students in voting prior to the 2016 general election in Florida.

How to Participate: To participate, schools will complete the 2016 Florida Student Mock Election Form. On the form, please make sure to include the designated school contact name, number of students enrolled, and the number of students expected to participate. Please complete this form by September 1st, 2016 and direct questions to Secondary Social Studies Program Specialist, Emily Collins, at emily.collins2@ocps.net.

Once the 2016 Florida Student Mock Election Forms are collected a SAFARI Montage Live will be held September 12th and recorded, so that all designated school contacts can receive information on student Voter IDs, the Florida Student Mock Elections website provided by Double Click Democracy, and pull election results prior to the Florida Student Mock Election

Thank you so much for your time and help. We are excited about this civic opportunity for OCPS students!

Contact: Emily E. Collins
Program Specialist—Secondary Social Studies
Orange County Public Schools
445 West Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801
407-317-3200 extension 2002581

KidsVoting Florida Supervisors of Elections Partners

County Contact Name Email Phone
Alachua Pam Carpenter, Supervisor of Elections PWC@alachuacounty.us 352.374.5252
Bradford Amanda Seyfang amanda_seyfang@bradfordcountyfl.gov 904.966.6266
Charlotte Paul A. Stamoulis, Supervisor of Elections SOE@charlottevotes.com 941.833.5400
Citrus Susan Gill, Supervisor of Elections vote@votecitrus.com 352.341.6750
Clay Thunder Nkere Outreach@ClayElections.com 904.269.6350
Collier Roger Munz, Director of Training Rogermunz@colliergov.net 239.252.8497
DeSoto Mark Negley mnegley@votedesoto.com 863.993.4871
Duval Robert Phillips, Chief Elections Offices Phillips@coj.net 904.630.8018
Escambia Brandi Ziglar, Outreach Coordinator bziglar@escambiavotes.com 850.595.3900
Flagler Kaiti Lenhart, Supervisor of Elections klenhart@flaglerelections.com 386.313.4170
Hendry Sherry Taylor, Deputy SOE sherry@hendryelections.org 863.675.5234
Hernando Shirley Anderson shirleyanderson@co.hernando.fl.us 352.754.4125
Hillsborough Gerri Kramer, Director of Operations gkramer@hcsoe.org 813.367.8827
Indian River Anne Kroh, Elections Specialist akroh@voteindianriver.com 772.226.3448
Levy Jordan Lindsey, Assistant SOE jordan@votelevy.com 352.486.5163
Madison Tommy Hardee thardee@votemadison.com 850.973.6507
Martin Debbie Dent, Chief Deputy SOE debbied@MartinVotes.com 772.288.5637
Nassau Lori Wilkinson lwilkinson@votenassau.com 904.491.7500
Okaloosa Paul Lux, Supervisor of Elections plux@co.okaloosa.fl.us 850.689.5600
Okeechobee Diane Hagan elections@voteokeechobee.com 863.763.4014
Orange Lucy Melendez lucy.melendez@ocfelections.com 407.836.2070
Osceola Mary Jane Arrington, Supervisor of Elections or Amber L. Smith maryjane@voteosceola.com or ambers@voteosceola.com 407.742.6000
Palm Beach Erin Lewandowski, Assistant Deputy Supervisor of Elections erinl@pbcelections.org 561.656.6264
Pasco Sonya Surratt, Election Administration Specialist ssurratt@pascovotes.com 352.521.4302
Pinellas Deborah Clark, Supervisor of Elections votered@votepinellas.com 727.464.8683
Polk Lori Smith, Education & Early Voting Coordinator lorismith@polkelections.com 863.534.5888
Putnam Charles L. Overturf III, Supervisor of Elections charles.overturf@putnam-fl.com 386.329.0224
Santa Rosa Tappie Villane, Supervisor of Elections Villane@santarosa.fl.gov 850.983.1900
St. Lucie John Spradlin, Systems Administrator john@slcelections.com 772.462.1117
Suwannee Glenda Williams, Supervisor of Elections gwilliams@suwanneevotes.com 386.362.2616
Taylor Dana Southerland, Supervisor of Elections taylorelections@gtcom.net 850.838.3515
Volusia Edda Rosado, Voter Education Training erosado@volusia.org 386.736.5930
Walton Ryan Messer, Voting Systems Coordinator mesryan@co.walton.fl.us 850.892.8112