Registration Ends Friday,
There’s still time to register your class to vote in the 2020 Statewide Election! Bring the excitement of voting to your classroom this fall with a real-life election for Connecticut’s Kid Governor. Registration only takes two minutes and gives classes access our our library of digital resources. Register your class today HERE.
Voting-Only Lessons begin on Monday, October 26, 2020!
The 2020 Statewide Election kicks off on Monday, November 2, 2020.
Campaign Videos Are Due This Thursday!
Nominations for the Connecticut’s Kid Governor® Statewide Election are due on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:00pm. All materials listed below must be received by this deadline.
- Connecticut’s Kid Governor Entry Form
- Signed Photography & Video Release for Non-Candidate Students for each student in the candidate’s class OR signed Principal’s Comprehensive Consent & Signature Page
- Signed Photography & Video Release Form for Adults for each adult in the video (if any)
- A headshot photograph (solid color background, clear, no one else in the photograph, waist up; school portrait is fine)
- Campaign Video
All materials must be submitted via Google Forms (check your email for access!). We encourage you to submit early to ensure that all files are properly received on time. You may be contacted by a member of the CTKG to resolve any entry problems.
This Week: Students Are Creating Their Campaign Videos
The 2020 Statewide Election is almost here and this week, students in Nominating & Voting Classes are working on creating their campaign videos. These videos will be shared with schools across the state during election week to help students be informed voters as they cast their ballots for which student will become the 2021 Connecticut’s Kid Governor.
Reminder: Campaign Videos are Due by 5:00pm on Thursday,
October 22, 2020.
Digital Resources: Videos from Elected Officials to Connecticut’s Students, CTKG Myra, and More!
This year, we are happy to present a series of videos from Governor Ned Lamont, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, State Senator George Logan, Chief Justice Richard Robinson, 2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Myra Stanfield, and Library/Media Specialist Christina O’Neill.
2020 CTKG Myra’s Virtual Library Circuit Concludes
Throughout September, 2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Myra Stanfield virtually visited six libraries across the state. During her visits to West Hartford Public Library, Danbury Public Library, The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Bristol Public Library, Wallingford Public Library, and Killingly Public Library, CTKG Myra was able to answer questions from her constituents, interact with views watching live, and talk about her platform and the program. Visit our YouTube channel to watch all six virtual meet and greets!
You can learn more about CTKG Myra’s Virtual Library Circuit HERE.
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Thank You For Celebrating 5 Years With Us!
On September 9th, our program celebrated our fifth “birthday” and we were so excited to get to celebrate with Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and all five Connecticut’s Kid Governors. You can rewatch this virtual event above or by visiting our YouTube or Facebook. Thank you for all of the support and kind messages about how this program has made an impact on you or your students! We can’t wait to see what this year brings!
Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House. The program is presented with major funding and support from CT Humanities and the Gawlicki Family Foundation, and in partnership with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.