The Florida Student Mock Election

Florida Student Mock Election 2016

Florida Student Mock Election Results 2018

Results will be posted November 7, 2018

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 2018 Florida Student Mock Election be held?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 through Tuesday November 6, 2018.

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 Governor 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

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 2018 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 2018 Election Dates
Early Voting Primary Election August 18-25, 2018
Primary Election August 28, 2018
Florida Student Mock Election Begins September 4, 2018
Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election October 9, 2018
Early Voting General Election October 27-November 3, 2018
General Election November 6, 2018
Florida Student Mock Election Ends November 6, 2018

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

KidsVoting Florida Supervisors of Elections Partners

County Contact Name Email Phone
Alachua Pam Carpenter, Supervisor of Elections 352.374.5252
Bradford Amanda Seyfang 904.966.6266
Charlotte Paul A. Stamoulis, Supervisor of Elections 941.833.5400
Citrus Susan Gill, Supervisor of Elections 352.341.6750
Clay Thunder Nkere 904.269.6350
Collier Roger Munz, Director of Training 239.252.8497
DeSoto Mark Negley 863.993.4871
Duval Robert Phillips, Chief Elections Offices 904.630.8018
Escambia Brandi Ziglar, Outreach Coordinator 850.595.3900
Flagler Kaiti Lenhart, Supervisor of Elections 386.313.4170
Hendry Sherry Taylor, Deputy SOE 863.675.5234
Hernando Shirley Anderson 352.754.4125
Hillsborough Gerri Kramer, Director of Operations 813.367.8827
Indian River Anne Kroh, Elections Specialist 772.226.3448
Levy Jordan Lindsey, Assistant SOE 352.486.5163
Madison Tommy Hardee 850.973.6507
Martin Debbie Dent, Chief Deputy SOE 772.288.5637
Nassau Lori Wilkinson 904.491.7500
Okaloosa Paul Lux, Supervisor of Elections 850.689.5600
Okeechobee Diane Hagan 863.763.4014
Orange Lucy Melendez 407.836.2070
Osceola Mary Jane Arrington, Supervisor of Elections or Amber L. Smith or 407.742.6000
Palm Beach Erin Lewandowski, Assistant Deputy Supervisor of Elections 561.656.6264
Pasco Sonya Surratt, Election Administration Specialist 352.521.4302
Pinellas Deborah Clark, Supervisor of Elections 727.464.8683
Polk Lori Smith, Education & Early Voting Coordinator 863.534.5888
Putnam Charles L. Overturf III, Supervisor of Elections 386.329.0224
Santa Rosa Tappie Villane, Supervisor of Elections 850.983.1900
St. Lucie John Spradlin, Systems Administrator 772.462.1117
Suwannee Glenda Williams, Supervisor of Elections 386.362.2616
Taylor Dana Southerland, Supervisor of Elections 850.838.3515
Volusia Edda Rosado, Voter Education Training 386.736.5930
Walton Ryan Messer, Voting Systems Coordinator 850.892.8112