Young ‘voters’ give nod to Brownback
More than 10,000 students from Kansas cast ballots in the mid-term elections through Kids Voting Kansas, an affiliate of Kids Voting USA.
“The Kids Voting USA program makes voting a positive habit by starting early and making it a regular part of a child’s development,” said Emily Bradbury, interim Kids Voting Kansas executive co-director. “The classroom activities and voting experience foster civic skills that will last a lifetime.”
In the state’s gubernatorial race, Kids Voting students like their parents, would have elected Sam Brownback over Tom Holland by 4,975 votes to 3,601. In the attorney general’s race, Derek Schmidt would have been elected with 2,421 votes to Stephen Six’s 1,904.
Complete results are available online at kidsvotingkansas.org.
Kids Voting Kansas is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to educating Kansas students about the rights, responsibilities and process of participating in democracy. After receiving classroom instruction, students go to the polls alongside an adult and “vote” in their own election at booths staffed by community volunteers.