The Presidential Election of 2012 was an opportunity to foster civic responsibility in KATY ISD Students by teaching the social studies strands of government and citizenship in a meaningful way.
The Project V.O.T.E. committee members worked together to create the mechanism by which the KISD schools could participate in a district wide mock election.
The results of the district election were sent to the statewide mock election Project V.O.T.E. (Voters of Tomorrow Thru Education) which was sponsored by the Texas Secretary of State.
In order to simulate the Electoral College, the election was based on electoral votes, not popular votes.
Each campus was assigned electoral votes based on the school’s population. The winner of the district wide election was the candidate that received over half of the district’s electoral votes. (The mock election sponsored by the TX Secretary of State is not associated with Project Vote (Voting for America, Inc.) or ACORN.
Students in grades 3-12 registered to vote electronically and voted electronically on their campus.
(Only those students who registered to vote during the registration period were able to vote during the early voting period on Election Day.)