About the Mock Election
The Washington State student Mock Election is held every year the week before national
Election Day. Students may vote online through the week and are able to view results
on Friday afternoon. Students in grades 6-12 voter on the measures and candidates
that appear on the actual ballot voters use. Younger students vote on more age appropriate
versions of the ballot.
To prepare for the Mock Election, a sample ballot and voters’ guide is made available.
Teachers can also request “I Voted” stickers for each student and the Teaching Elections
in Washington State curriculum book (which meets the common core standards and includes
CBA connections) free of charge. Please visit the
Teacher Resources section of the
The online voting process includes information about Washington’s unique Vote by
Mail system and only takes about five minutes per student. To learn more, view the
TVW special, Student Becoming Citizens.
What is on the ballot?
Different versions of the ballot are available to provide an age appropriate voting
experience View our sample ballots and voters’ guides.
How do students cast their votes?
Online "polls" are open for voting the week before Election Day. Students vote on
real ballot measures and candidates. See the Step-by-Step
directions for more details.
How can I teach the Mock Election in my classroom?
Free curriculum and other classroom resources supporting the Mock Election are available
to educators. Teachers are encouraged to use the Mock Election as part of a larger
discussion about voting and civic engagement. See the
Teaching Elections in Washington State curriculum guide and order a classroom
set of “I Voted” stickers.
Do students need to pre-register?
No pre-registration is necessary; students may register and vote in one sitting.
Student voter registration information is used only to generate a ballot and tabulate
school election results; no personal data is recorded or distributed.
When will the Mock Election results be displayed?
Results for the Mock Election will be posted online Friday after 1:00 p.m.
Who can participate in the Student Mock Election?
Any Washington student may participate in the Mock Election. Participation is free.