Student Vote occurs every two years in Lincoln Public Schools and provides students the opportunity to participate in a mock election. Student Vote emphasizes the importance of casting your ballot to have a voice when you reach voting age, and increases student interest in issues that are important to their community. Through participation in Student Vote, students in Lincoln Public Schools are engaged in civic learning, and are more likely to be active and informed citizens in adulthood. LPS partners with KFOR/KFRX to kick-off the event, and student ballots reflect ballots from Lancaster County. The next Student Vote in Lincoln Public Schools will be in 2020.
Lincoln City Council Vice Chair, Leirion Gaylor Baird, engages LPS students in a visual representation demonstrating the importance of voting at the 2016 Student Vote kick-off event at North Star High School.