Kids Voting Leon County
THE 2020 KVLC ELECTION
Dear Student Voters, Parents, Teachers & Volunteers,
As I’m sure you’ve heard recently and repeatedly, the year 2020 has presented unprecedented times. The Kids Voting Leon County (“KVLC”) Board has met and discussed how COVID-19 will affect the 2020 Election taking into account the election process, our commitment to providing an authentic voting experience and the health and safety of student voters and volunteers. On behalf of the Board, I would like to communicate the intentions of KVLC for the 2020 Election:
In light of the above determinations, the Board has decided to forego the usual KVLC election formats and conduct an online KVLC Election accessible to all Leon County students through the KVLC website (www.kvlc.org) (“KVLC Election Page”).
KVLC, the Leon County Supervisor of Elections and Leon County Schools will continue with their efforts to provide voter education and curriculum:
We encourage all parents and teachers to visit the attached links and utilize the materials provided.
Despite the shift in election method, we believe that with the cooperation of students, parents and teachers, we can still have a successful and educational 2020 KVLC Election! We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we work our way through the online system. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact KVLC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Voting Leon County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization, which facilitates voter education and a real-life voting experience for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade on Election Day. Throughout the year, Kids Voting works with all of the schools within Leon County by providing a civics and election-based curriculum that focuses on the importance of being informed and the responsibilities of voting.
On Election Day, local Kids Voting volunteers staff the polling precincts of Leon County and the youth in our county come out to vote with their parents. The students are able to cast their official Kids Voting ballots at a separate Kids Voting precinct located within their parents’ voting precinct. Their votes are tallied, and the results are provided to the entire community just like the adult election results.
In a time when increasing numbers of young people are losing interest in Election Day, you can reinvigorate our republic by investing in a program that excites our youth to become informed, active contributors to the voting process.