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Kids Can Vote for President, Too!

Tf_el08_studentvote0809 Students can cast their vote for President of the United States in the famous Scholastic Presidential Election Poll. Since 1940, the outcome of the Scholastic Election Poll has mirrored the outcome of the general election, with just two exceptions.

In 1948, students chose Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman and in 1960 more students voted for Richard M. Nixon than John F. Kennedy. In 2004, more than half a million students in first through eighth grades participated in the election poll both online and with paper ballots that were issued in the fall editions of their Scholastic classroom magazines.

Encourage your students to cast their vote and determine who will be the next president of the United States. Kids have predicted the winner in 14 out of the last 16 presidential elections. They may get it right again!


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