Candidates may be trying to woo voters in their late teens and early 20s. But the state officials are looking at an even younger demographic.
Secretary of State Debra Bowen and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson are inviting high school and middle school students to participate in the 2012 MyVote California Student Mock Election.
The mock ballot will let students weigh in on the race for the White House, the U.S. Senate campaign and the 11 statewide ballot measures.
“These mock elections can make the upcoming election a teachable moment in California’s classrooms, and help students make the connection between the principles of democracy and their own lives,” Torlakson said in a statement.
Interested schools can sign up here. You have until Sept. 21 to get involved.
The actual vote will be conducted on Oct. 30, which is one week before Election Day.