Countdown to the Statewide Election!

2021 CTKG Election

The countdown is on! The 2021 Statewide Election begins on Monday, November 1st and will run until Tuesday, November 9th. Stay tuned for ways that your class can get excited about the election.

Announcing the 2021 Statewide Election Candidates!

Watch the announcement of the 2021 Statewide Election Candidates here!

#CTKGVotes2021 Photo Contest

Document your election experience, however it may look, and share your best photos with us! Photos can be of your students socially distanced and casting their ballots or in their virtual classroom discussing the three branches of government. Show us how your students are engaging with the program this year!

Send you photos to or tag us on social media using @CTKidGovernor and the hashtag #CTKGvote2021 by November 9, 2021 at 5:00pm. The best photo will be featured as our Facebook cover photo in the days leading up to the announcement of the next CTKG!

Is Your Town Participating?

Is your school registered to vote in the 2021 Statewide Election? There’s still time to register your class to vote! Join the thousands students across the state in bringing the excitement of election season into your classroom today! Registration only takes two minutes and allows fifth graders to have access to an award-winning civics education program.

Registration for the 2021 Statewide Election closes at 5pm on Friday, October 29th. If your class has missed this deadline, please email Brian Cofrancesco at

CTKG on the Road!

The Connecticut’s Kid Governor Team and staff from The Connecticut Democracy Center are hitting the road to spread excitement about the 2021 Statewide Election! Following the success and excitement of last year’s tour, we’ll be heading to schools registered to vote in the election to get students excited about voting for one of the seven final candidates. Stay tuned for more information!

Poster Contest Winner: Karter Wheeler

For this year’s CT Family Day and Poster Contest, Kid Governor Reese Naughton asked students what their family’s silver lining during the Covid-19 Pandemic was. Students were invited to show their family’s silver lining through original artwork and positive, uplifting messages for this annual contest.

The results are in! Artwork by Karter Wheeler of West Vine Street School in Stonington was selected as the winning design in this year’s contest. Congratulations Karter and to all of the artists who submitted pieces this year!

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 Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.