next generation of voters
First Vote NC helps teachers bridge the gap between what students are learning in civics class and how they use that information in the real world. Let's make North Carolina a leader in cultivating civically engaged and informed young people.
Using next generation
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.
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.
Graphically illustrated election results 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.