A recent article on Cincinnati.com looks at Kids Voting – a nation-wide, non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to expose children to political action long before they’re old enough to vote. A bit less controversial than propositions to lower the voting age, it could nevertheless provide useful and interesting data along with civics education:
Each November election, Kids Voting mobilizes hundreds of volunteers and serves approximately 10,000 area youth as they cast a local mock ballot. Kids Voting operates with no paid staff.
This is the only program of its kind enabling students to visit official polling sites on Election Day and cast a ballot similar in content to the official ballot.
You can read more here.