(WTNH)– Connecticut’s Kid Governor election is currently open. The entire program is created by Connecticut’s Old State House, which is located in downtown Hartford. The roll of Connecticut’s Kid Governor is a year-long commitment with Connecticut’s Old State House to team up and help students across the state take action with their particular cause.
The program was created by the Old State House as a unique way to teach students about the importance of their civic duties. In addition, the program merges with goals of Connecticut teachers by allowing students to “campaign” on platforms such as bullying and more.
There are currently 1,000 students “registered” to vote. 5th grade students will be voting throughout Election Week (Nov. 2-6). The winner of the Election will be announced on Friday, November 13. A formal inauguration will take place in January 2016. Teachers can register their students to vote at ct.kidgovernor.org
Watch the video to learn more about the candidates!
The Old State House, a former capitol building, is now one of the state’s most historically significant museums and hosts events, provides tours and offers school programs that focus on the history of the building, the role CT played in the 18th & 19th centuries, civic participation and how government works.
Connecticut’s Old State House. Hartford, CT. Website: www.ctoldstatehouse.org