Parkway e-News Story

Parkway Students Go to the "Polls" on Nov. 7

This year, all Parkway students will be participating in Kids Voting Missouri - the national, non-partisan youth voter education program that teaches young people about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship - especially the right to vote. Through special classroom projects, teachers have provided training in the direct voting process, educating students about the rights and responsibilities of voting, and helping students acquire and use the thinking skills needed to be informed. Students will then go to their own school's Kids Voting polls on election day to cast ballots on some of the same candidates and issues as adult voters. Parent volunteers will be helping with the voting process at each school. In addition, student volunteers will work at the polls as part of the Junior Poll Workers program. All ballots will be delivered in sealed envelopes to the St. Louis Kids Voting headquarters at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for scanning and tabulation. Parents can get more information on Kids Voting activities, lessons and Parkway's sample ballot, and after the election view results by school at http://www.kidsvotingmissouri.org. Results will begin to be posted online after 9 p.m. on Nov. 7. Kids Voting Missouri is administered by the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.