Statewide Election Week 2021

2021 Statewide Election Polls Close

The 2021 Statewide Election is HERE! Between Monday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 9th, Connecticut 5th Graders will be voting for the next Connecticut’s Kid Governor!

Meet the 2021 Statewide Election Candidates!

Polls are now OPEN to Connecticut Fifth Graders to select one of the 2021 Statewide Election Candidates to become the 2022 Connecticut’s Kid Governor! Students can watch their campaign videos and learn about these seven students and their platforms HERE.

Congratulations to Brian, Elizabeth, Madelyn, Makhi, Olivia, Samantha, and Satvik on becoming this year’s candidates for Connecticut’s Kid Governor!

You can watch the announcement of the 2021 Candidates with Mr. C below!

#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!

CTKG Hits 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!

Is Your Town Participating?

Thousands of Connecticut Fifth Graders are registered to vote in the 2021 Statewide Election! Is your class one of them? If you missed the registration deadline but would still like to sign your class up to vote in this week’s election, please email Brian Cofrancesco at

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.