2018 Teacher Resource Handbook

Teachers, thank you for your support of Kids Voting. Through your efforts as educators in the program, the community receives a valuable gift – a new generation of educated, informed voters. Again this year, we will provide an updated Teacher Resource Handbook especially for Shakopee teachers. The 2018 handbook will be posted here and contain resource information for teachers about the curriculum as well as information specific to the Kids Voting Shakopee election process.

KV Teacher Handbook 2018

2018 Voter’s Guide

The Kids Voting voter’s guide with information about the voting process and the candidates will be available on or before October 24, 2018. The guide will be posted here and distributed to students in grades 3-5. We encourage students and their families to use our helpful guide to explore the candidates and their viewpoints in order to cast an informed vote on Election Day.
2018 Kids Voting Guide

2018 Election Day Training for Volunteers

Below are links to 2018 Election Day training resources:
2018 Volunteer Instructions
2018 Volunteer Slide Show

2018 Sample Ballot

View the Kids Voting Shakopee 2018 sample ballot.

2018 Results

With 1327 votes cast, the 2018 Kids Voting Election was a great success.  Thank you to the many businesses, churches, organizations, and individual volunteers who made this Election Day a great experience for our students! View the full results for the Kids Voting Shakopee 2018 Election here.

Helpful Election Websites

Below is a list of websites that teachers statewide have suggested might be helpful to teachers and families this fall. Let us know if you have suggestions for additional sites.


Tools to Engage Students

  • 270 To Win: 270 To Win (follow the road to the White House via each state’s electoral vote)
  • Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ (local and national political processes)
  • iCivics: https://www.icivics.org/ (teaches students how government works)
  • I Side With: I Side With (online quiz to see which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with)
  • Scholastic News Election 2016: http://election.scholastic.com/ (learn about the election process, get up-to-date news, see the latest results on interactive maps)
  • The Democracy Project: http://pbskids.org/democracy (how government affects kids lives every day)
  • Time for Kids: Time for Kids (age-appropriate news stories and features about children’s perspectives on the candidates and issues)