Do you know the date for the primary election in your state for 2020? A primary election is when voters can indicate their preference for a candidate in an upcoming election.
Tips for teaching your child about the voting process:
- Model the behavior. The best way to teach this is to take your child with you to the polls. Bring something age-appropriate for your child while waiting in line.
- Talk about the issues. This will help your child understand why voting is important, why it matters who is elected, and what the governmental process is like.
- Take your child to rallies or community events. Take your child to events like the monthly congressional district meetings in your area. It’s usually quite fun as well as educational.