The youngest mayor ever elected was 18-year-old Michael Sessions, in Hillsdale, Michigan in 2005. He could only work afternoons as mayor, because he was still in high school!
Election Crossword Puzzle
Test your knowledge of these words you might hear during an election year!
Voting Word Search
Try this word scramble to see how many you can find!
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center BINGO
Challenge yourself with this print out! Scroll down to see the bingo card and answers, and print them all.
School House Rock! America [DVD]
A really fun way to learn about the U.S. Constitution and why Americans have the right to vote.
School House Rock! Election Collection [DVD]
Fun songs that explain how our government is set up and how the electoral process works.
I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote [eVideo]
In this 17-minute video, learn about the woman who was important to getting women the vote in Wyoming, the first state in the United States to do that. This video is always available, through hoopla.
Duck for President [eVideo]
Based on a very funny picture book by Doreen Cronin, this tells the story of a duck who runs for boss of the farm and goes up from there. This video is always available, through hoopla. Also available as a book and in lots of other formats.
You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown [DVD]
Linus runs for class president and picks Charlie Brown as his running mate.
The History and Process of Voting from Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government.
Four times, the US Constitution has been amended (changed) to give more citizens the right to vote. Click on the links to see the actual amendments, as they were signed. Each one had to be “ratified” (agreed to) by three-fourths of the States before becoming law.
Would You Want to Be President? Poll from Scholastic.
Cast your vote in this and Scholastic’s other poll (What Is the Most Important Quality in a President?) then see the results of all votes so far.
Information about those elected to our highest elected office.
Who’s in charge? This page lists our elected state officials, and describes their jobs.
The Road to the White House from Scholastic.
Scroll down the road on this bus and see the road from when a person decides to run, up to the election.
Kids in the House
Learn about the U.S. House of Representatives!
Who Really Picks the President?
Time for Kids explains the Electoral College.