Get students involved in civics with California Mock Election
June 27, 2022
The 2022 California primary and U.S. general election are quickly approaching, and it is once again time to get students involved and excited about civic engagement. California Secretary of State Shirley Weber and the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond are partnering to host the 2022 California Student Mock Election on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022.
School registration for the 2022 California Student Mock Election opened on April 25. This important program helps young people discover the importance of elections and the power of their votes in the democratic process. Through your school’s involvement, students will discover how government and politics affect their daily lives. Once all the votes are counted, students will be able to compare their votes to those of their peers at schools from across the state.
Schools are strongly encouraged to incorporate this program into their curriculum. Registration can be found on the Secretary of State California Student Mock Election web page at Here, you are able to register your school and obtain resources for holding a successful mock election. Please note that only one registration is allowed per school.
Supplies for conducting a well-run student mock election, including Student Voter Information Guides, ballots, posters, “I Voted” sticker templates and other materials will be available online. Please visit the Secretary of State Tools for Success web page at to access the supply kit in electronic format. Schools that register by Sept. 19 and would like to receive a supply kit in the mail may request one by selecting “Paper” from the drop-down menu in the Supply Kit Preference section.
The 2022 California Student Mock Election web page also contains a collection of standards-based lesson plans designed to engage students and share ideas that other schools have used as part of their mock election activities.
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