Mapline’s Mock Election Platform Helps Students Cast Their Ballots
At Mapline, we’ve collaborated with New Jersey teachers and schools to help students vote in elections and experience the democratic process. Our interactive mapping software for schools makes it easy for teachers to register their students’ participation and analyze the results once all votes have been counted. For most students, the New Jersey mock election is the first opportunity they’ll have to cast a vote.
What Is a Student Mock Election Map?The New Jersey mock election began in 2016 when teachers wanted a way to help students experience democracy firsthand. This year, students in grades 4–12 from each congressional district cast 25,000 votes in five categories, including:
- House of Representatives
- Do you vote by party loyalty or by the issues?
- Should the President and Congress be from the same party?
- Would the nation benefit from the rise of a strong third party?