Volunteers Needed on Election Day for Kids Voting Minneapolis

Octoberber 18, 2006 - Kids Voting Minneapolis needs approximately 400 more Election Day volunteers to make this a successful election for our next generation of voters. This is a volunteer opportunity for students and adults alike to be involved their community.

Founded in 2004, Kids Voting Minneapolis is a community based, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that educates and engages young people and their families in voting. The program combines learn-by-doing classroom activities, available to every school in Minneapolis, with the opportunity for K-12th grade students to begin the habit of going to their polling place with their parents to vote in city, state and federal elections. While their votes don't impact the official election outcome, the simple act counts as steps toward a future of political engagement and civic involvement.

Six hundred volunteers, covering all 130 polling places in Minneapolis, are needed to assist Minneapolis' 50,000 kindergarten through 12th graders vote at their neighborhood polling place. Polling places are at schools, park buildings, libraries, public housing, churches, and many other buildings throughout the city

Volunteers work a three hour shift, 6:30-9:30 am, 2:30-5:30pm, or 5:30-8:30 pm. Training and all materials are provided.

This is a great community service opportunity for high school students. Students, 16 or older, can sign up to volunteer on their own or they can adopt-a-precinct by recruiting five more volunteers to work in pairs to cover the three shifts at a particular polling place. This is a Minneapolis Public Schools sponsored activity so students are excused from classes during their shift. Students may earn community service credit for their SLC program requirements or apply this work towards an elective credit for high school graduation.

Neighborhood groups, church groups, PTA's, youth groups, college and university students, retirees, business and other organizations are encouraged to volunteer and adopt-a-precinct too.

Elect to get involved! Adopt-a-precinct organizers and individuals should call Gianna Bari Lassiter today at 612-269-8242 or email Gianna_BL@msn.com to volunteer.

Download additional info below:

Fact Sheet

Sample Ballot


Adopt-A-Precinct Form

Visit www.kidsvotingminneapolis.org to learn more.



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