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.
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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2016 through Tuesday November 8, 2016.
Schools may choose to have their students vote at any time during this period.
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.
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:
When you request an account for either your Supervisor of Elections or directly from KVFL, you will need to provide:
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
|Alachua||Pam Carpenter, Supervisor of Elections||PWC@alachuacounty.us||352.374.5252|
|Charlotte||Paul A. Stamoulis, Supervisor of Elections||SOE@charlottevotes.com||941.833.5400|
|Citrus||Susan Gill, Supervisor of Electionsemail@example.com||352.341.6750|
|Collier||Roger Munz, Director of Training||Rogermunz@colliergov.net||239.252.8497|
|Duval||Robert Phillips, Chief Elections Offices||Phillips@coj.net||904.630.8018|
|Escambia||Brandi Ziglar, Outreach Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||850.595.3900|
|Flagler||Kaiti Lenhart, Supervisor of Electionsemail@example.com||386.313.4170|
|Hendry||Sherry Taylor, Deputy SOEfirstname.lastname@example.org||863.675.5234|
|Hillsborough||Lyle Roberts, Director of Operationsemail@example.com||813.744.5900|
|Indian River||Anne Kroh, Elections Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org||772.226.3448|
|Levy||Jordan Lindsey, Assistant SOEemail@example.com||352.486.5163|
|Martin||Debbie Dent, Chief Deputy SOE||debbied@MartinVotes.com||772.288.5637|
|Okaloosa||Paul Lux, Supervisor of Electionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||850.689.5600|
|Osceola||Mary Jane Arrington, Supervisor of Elections or Amber L. Smithemail@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org||407.742.6000|
|Palm Beach||Tony Enos, Voting Systems Manageremail@example.com||561.656.6200|
|Pasco||Sonya Surratt, Election Administration Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org||352.521.4302|
|Pinellas||Deborah Clark, Supervisor of Electionsemail@example.com||727.464.8683|
|Polk||Lori Smith, Education & Early Voting Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||863.534.5888|
|Putnam||Charles L. Overturf III, Supervisor of Electionsemail@example.com||386.329.0224|
|Santa Rosa||Tappie Villane, Supervisor of Elections||Viallane@santarosa.fl.gov||850.983.1900|
|Sarasota||Ron Turner, Chief of Stafffirstname.lastname@example.org||941.861.8603|
|St. Lucie||John Spradlin, Systems Administratoremail@example.com||772.462.1117|
|Suwannee||Glenda Williams, Supervisor of Electionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||386.362.2616|
|Taylor||Dana Southerland, Supervisor of Electionsemail@example.com||850.838.3515|
|Volusia||Edda Rosado, Voter Education Trainingfirstname.lastname@example.org||386.736.5930|
|Walton||Ryan Messer, Voting Systems Coordinatoremail@example.com||850.892.8112|