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

Inauguration Day 2024:
Watch live online on Friday, January 19!

On Friday, January 19, 2024, Connecticut’s Kid Governor-Elect Cristiano Almeida and his Cabinet will be officially sworn into office on Inauguration Day! Connecticut 5th graders, teachers, and community members are invited to watch live online as 2023 Kid Governor Ellie Mendez delivers her Farewell Address and Cristiano begins his term with his oath of office and Inaugural Address.

Announcing the
2024 Kid Governor and Cabinet!

On November 21, 2023, The Connecticut Democracy Center in residence at Connecticut’s Old State House announced that Cristiano Almeida was elected by the state’s 5th graders to serve as the 2024 Connecticut’s Kid Governor! Cristiano’s Cabinet – the six final candidates from the Statewide Election – will meet throughout 2024 to advise Cristiano, discuss how they can support his campaign platform, and collaborate as they advance their own three-point platforms. 

#CTKGvotes2023 Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Mrs. Melissa’s Rhone 5th grade class at Green Acres Elementary in North Haven, the winner of the #CTKGvotes2023 Photo Contest! Check out the winning photo showing the students with their Kid Governor ballot box, balloons, buttons, and “I Voted!” stickers. Thank you to all the enthusiastic classes who submitted photos this year!

2023 Election Rally Bus Tour

On November 8 and 9, Connecticut Democracy Center staff, volunteers, Kid Governor Ellie, and members of the Kid Governor’s Cabinet hit the road for our Election Rally Bus Tour! We visited Connecticut’s Kid Governor® schools across the state and met hundreds of 5th graders who were excited to be voting for their 2024 Kid Governor!

Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center. It is a program in residence at Connecticut’s Old State House and is presented with major funding and partnership support from

And in partnership with