How the Mock Election Works

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Tennessee Student Mock Election Day is October 27, 2020.

Submit your Ballot Results HERE.

Here is how your school can participate.

  1. Sign up your school online.
  2. Check out the lesson plans and resources to use in the classroom.
  3. Download the 2020 Student Mock Election Ballot HERE
  4. Conduct the mock election in your school! Tennessee Student Mock Election Day is Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
  5. Report your school's results. The last day to report results will be Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:00pm CDT.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for the mock election?

Visit our website or click HERE. You will enter basic information about your school, including a point of contact to receive email updates and further information.

Who can participate?

All Tennessee schools can participate including public, private and home school associations in grades PreK – 12.

How do I conduct a mock election in my school?

Schools can conduct a mock election whichever way works best for their students. Our office will provide paper ballots, however some schools may choose to conduct the voting a different way. The results reporting mechanism will open on October 12th for “Early Voting” and close on Student Mock Election Day on October 27, 2020.

What resources do you provide?

Each school who signs up will receive “I Voted” stickers in the mail. The point of contacts will be sent a PDF of a mock ballot via email that can be printed off. You can also download a Student Mock Election I Voted sign that schools can use to engage on social media. Additionally, we provide lesson plans written by Tennessee teachers to help incorporate civic engagement in the classroom leading up to the mock election.

How does my school report the results?

The point of contact designated for each school will receive instructions on how to report your school’s results through our website.

What is on the ballot?

Download the 2020 Student Mock Election Ballot Here

For the mock election, our office will only be collecting results for the Presidential race. Teachers may allow write in candidates but we will only be collecting votes for candidates provided on the State Student Mock Election Ballot.  Visit your local county election commission website or use the GoVoteTN mobile app to find candidates on your ballot.

What if I am a part of a home school association?

You can still participate! We encourage students and families apart of a homeschool association to conduct a mock election and report their results.

What is the essay contest?

Information on the 2020 essay contest is forthcoming.

If you have any other questions, please email or call (615) 741-7956.