Day late on this one...but yesterday, I supervised the kids and my boys school participate in Kids Voting. It's an online election, with ballots identical to what we, as adults, would vote on. The school system sponsors it, then tallies the votes. Teachers use this as a way to discuss the political process, the branches of government, and what those positions we are electing are responsible for. It was amazing the number of kids who had clearly heard their parents talking...and it was equally amazing the number of kids who had no idea about anything political. Maybe I didn't either, but with 24 hour news now and so much everywhere about the presidential election, one would hope the kids would have learned something about how people are elected!
Nonetheless, make sure you go out and vote!