Welcome to the NEW Official Website of Connecticut’s Kid Governor®

The fifth graders of Connecticut have elected Ella Briggs of CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School to serve as the 2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor. Learn more here…

Meet the 2018 Statewide Election Candidates

We are excited to announce the final seven candidates for Connecticut’s Kid Governor in the 2018 Statewide Election.

  • Ella: LGBTQ Youth Safety
  • Eva: Child Poverty
  • Hayden: Limiting Electronic Use
  • Jason: Children’s Literacy
  • Madison: Recycling
  • Melody: Food for All
  • Reilly: Foster Care

Fifth graders around Connecticut will be casting their votes for the 2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor during the Statewide Election, November 5-13, 2018. For more on the candidates and the follow along during the election, visit the 2018 Statewide Election page and follow us on social media.

Look Who Participated!


Over 6,400 students from across the state registered to vote in the 2018 Statewide Election, breaking program records!

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Download the 2018-19 Toolkits!

The 2018-19 Toolkits of lesson plans are now available! Click HERE to download your copy!

You can register your 5th grade class to participate in the 2018-2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor® program HERE. It is free to participate! Classes must be registered than Friday, November 2, 2018 in order to vote in the Statewide Election (November 5-13).



Learn about 2018 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Megan


Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning statewide civics program created by the Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC), formerly the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN). Connecticut’s Kid Governor is presented with support from the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.