Kids Voting – Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki gives your school everything it needs to run a mock election. Teach your students about real candidates, parties and election issues, and give them a first-hand voting experience.
More than 130,000 students from 1,033 schools across New Zealand registered for the 2020 programme. Registration is now open for Kids Voting 2023.
Register your school for Kids Voting 2023
How it works
Kids Voting – Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki is a civics education programme that gives young New Zealanders the opportunity to explore real-life election issues, parties and candidates.
The programme builds up to a mock election, which gives students first-hand experience of the voting process.
Support your students with our curriculum-aligned teaching units
Use our teaching units to help your students understand how voting works and encourage them to take part.
We have units that align with levels 1 to 5 of the New Zealand Social Sciences Curriculum and level 5 of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.