League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

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Take Me To Vote

I votedFifth grade teachers in Saratoga County may participate in the Take Me to Vote Program. The goals of this League project are two-fold. The first is to encourage voter turnout on Election Day. The second is to prepare children for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Students ask an adult to take them to the polls on Election Day. Adults are encouraged to vote, and to interest their children in their rights as citizens.

Every student who goes to the polls with a parent/adult and shows his/her certificate to a poll worker earns a sticker. Teachers provide each fifth grader who participates with a button that says, "Take me to Vote!...Again!" The class with the highest level of participation in each elementary school receives a plaque. The public school with the highest percentage of participating fifth graders is honored with a visit from a legislator.

This program continues to be popular and we are grateful for the cooperation of teachers and the Board of Elections for helping us carry it out.

2017-2018 Take Me to Vote Report

This year the program engaged 32 fifth grade teachers in 11 school districts and resulted in 874 students going to the polls. LWVSC arranges a visit from their Assembly member and the presentation of a plaque to the class in each of our four Assembly Districts with the highest percentage of students going to the polls.