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See how North Carolina's youth voted in the 2016 general election.

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In Partnership With EdNC Carolina K12 Public Schools of North Carolina Turbo Vote League of Women Voters of North Carolina National Humanities Center Center for Technology and Civic Life

First Vote NC, with the help of Carolina K-12, NCDPI and EdNC launched a civic engagement curriculum and election simulation platform in conjunction with the 2016 elections for NC public and charter high schools. More than 32,000 students voted in 46 counties in the state. While the national elections may get the most attention, we can’t forget that American democracy requires active engagement every year. That’s why First Vote, with the help of our partners, has designed a package for local elections with an expanded curriculum and enhanced online voter platform. Local elections provide the perfect opportunity for teachers to make students aware of issues happening in their own communities. If students have an opportunity to practice voting every year, voting becomes a habit. Let’s make North Carolina a leader in cultivating civically engaged and informed young people.

Standards Aligned

First Vote NC is a free project-based initiative designed around the North Carolina Essential Standards. The NC Civic Education Consortium is developing a toolkit including an implementation guide, lesson plans, and additional resources, giving you the structure and flexibility to bring this program into your classroom and school.

User Friendly

All you need is any device connected to the internet — computer, tablet, or smartphone. Simply register your school to participate and the simulation election platform built by EdNC will automatically generate a customizable ballot, all based on your school’s address.

Project Based

First Vote NC is designed to tie in with the American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics course. It teaches real-world knowledge and higher order thinking as it asks students to reflect, solve problems, answer complex questions, work with others, lead, and produce a public product.

Bigger Picture

Graphically illustrated election results and downloadable data sets provide an easy and fun way for students to analyze the data — helping students look at themselves, their school, and their peers across North Carolina in the context of elections and political issues.

It isn’t enough to just register — it isn’t even enough to just vote. Our aim is to create an informed and involved citizenry.

Thanks to the future voters at Enloe High School in Raleigh, NC for this video.

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