Kids Vote

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We came across the following website and wanted to share it with you and hope in turn you will share it with your whanau and tamariki.

With Kids Voting pupils from all over New Zealand will be able to take part in the 2010 local government elections.

Students vote for real candidates, on a real ballot paper, and compare the results from the Kids election with the results of the real election.

KidsVoteFKids Voting is designed to raise awareness among young people about New Zealand’s electoral processes. In New Zealand, as in most developed democracies, voter turnout is falling and levels of political engagement are low among young people. Building first-hand experience of active participation by young people will increase their personal understanding, belief and confidence in electoral participation. For background information click here.

This website provides you with information about Kids Voting and how you can be part of it for the 2010 local government elections.

Thousands of students across New Zealand have had their say with Kids Voting. Kids Voting ran in conjunction with the local government elections in 2007, parliamentary elections in 2008, and in 2009 students held an election or referendum on an issue of specific interest to them.

To read more about previous years’ activities click here.

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