Sign up now for Student Mock Election
April 22, 2024
The 2024 General Election is quickly approaching, and it is the perfect opportunity to get students involved and excited about civic engagement. California Secretary of State Shirley Weber and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond are partnering to host the 2024 California Student Mock Election on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2024.
School registration for the California Student Mock Election opened on April 15. This program helps young people discover the importance of elections and the power of their votes in the democratic process. Students will discover how government and politics affect their daily lives through their school’s involvement. Once all the votes are counted, participating schools and students will be able to compare their votes to those of their peers at schools across the state.
Educators are strongly encouraged to incorporate this interactive program into their school’s curriculum. Registration and other important participation details for the 2024 California Student Mock Election are available on the California Secretary of State’s Student Mock Election web page at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/studentmockelection.
Educators will be able to register their school and obtain resources for holding a successful student mock election through the web page. Please note that only one registration is allowed per school. If schools would like to participate, please be sure to collaborate and select a Mock Election Coordinator for your campus.
Each school that registers by Sept. 16 will receive a welcome packet in the mail. The welcome packets will contain an informational letter, “Save the Date” posters, high school poll worker recruitment fliers and “I Voted” stickers that have been exclusively designed by one of the California Secretary of State’s talented student assistants.
If you have questions about the 2024 California Student Mock Election, obtaining physical voter registration cards, or hosting a voter registration drive, please contact the Student Mock Election Team at MyVote@sos.ca.gov or 916-651-3070.