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NKY Kids Can Vote on Election Day - and Not Just in Governor's Race

Kids of any age are invited to accompany legal voters to the polls on Tuesday, November 5, as Kentucky selects its governor and other statewide offices.

Kids Voting Northern Kentucky is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization teaching young people about voting.

Students can go to the polling places with their parents/guardians and cast a “Kids Voting” ballot.

“For nearly 20 years, Kids Voting Northern Kentucky has worked to help increase young folks awareness of the actual voting process and get in a habit of going to the polls,” said founding board member Carri Chandler. “The goal is to increase civic engagement and, ultimately, increase adult voter turnout.”

In the last presidential election, approximately 11,000 young people voted in Northern Kentucky. Additionally, each year about 300 students volunteer to assemble ballot boxes, work polls and count ballots.

On November 5, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., kids will again be able to vote at the same precinct locations where their parents do throughout Kenton and Campbell counties and at Boone County precincts located at schools and at all of the branches of Boone County Public Library (hours may differ at the Library).

Note that Election Day polls in Kentucky are open to legal voters from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Votes will be cast on the following races: governor, attorney general, and secretary of state. Additionally, they can weigh in on three topics: vaping, military service, and whether they feel safe in school.

Results will be tabulated and shared with the public on election night.

-Staff report

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