Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare young people to be educated, engaged voters; support educators in teaching the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; stimulate political awareness among youth and adults; and increase participation in our democracy.

Election Day 2016 is Tuesday, November 8

What’s on the ballot this year?

  • President/Vice President of the United States
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • State Judges
  • Minnesota State Senator
  • Minnesota State Representative
  • Scott County Commissioner
  • Prior Lake City Council
  • Constitutional Amendments Proposal

Do you or your student have a question for a local candidate? Share your question with us on Facebook or email prislund@shakopee.k12.mn.us, we would be happy to reach out to the candidates and report back on their answers.

How Kids Voting Works

  • Students vote at the same precinct as their parents (list of polling locations).  Find your precinct here.
  • A ballot is used by each student to record their votes.
  • Kids Voting Shakopee counts the votes.
  • The results are posted here soon after Election Day and announced via our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

Get Involved 

We need volunteers!   Every election year, Kids Voting Shakopee needs:

  • Over 100 volunteers to staff Kids Voting polling locations or help manage ballots on Election Day.
  • Businesses and organizations to “adopt-a-precinct” on Election Day and provide volunteers.
  • Volunteers to help organize the program as part of the community steering committee.
  • Tax deductible donations to support curriculum materials, ballot printing and precinct supplies.
  • In-kind donations of printing, supplies and food for events.

Contact us and help build the next generation of voters!