Ready to Vote

Grades 9-12

Civic engagement of youth is a classic win-win proposition. Young people benefit from involvement in the civic life of their communities, and their communities become more democratic when youth have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. Ready To Vote is designed to help teachers introduce middle and high school students to one of their most important activities as a citizen – voting. Ready To Vote also provides facts about the principles of the Constitution, the branches of U.S. Government and explores how the electoral process works.

For the 2018 Elections, Ready to Vote returned with student discussions on Facebook Live, the focus on the South Carolina Gubernatorial Race

The original project was funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in collaboration with the National Center for Outreach and Best Practices in Journalism.

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Jennet Alterman on the Importance of Female Voting
Jennet Alterman on the Importance of Female Voting

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In a Palmetto Voices exclusive for Ready to Vote, Jennet Alterman, women's rights activist and former Executive Director of the Charleston Center for Women, explains why it is so important for women...
Look Out! Infographic | Ready to Vote
Look Out! Infographic | Ready to Vote

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You see and hear about 3,000 media messages each day, and this number only goes up during elections, when political candidates use the media to try to sway your vote. The STAGE acronym is used to...
Are You Eligible to Vote? | Ready to Vote
Are You Eligible to Vote? | Ready to Vote

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If you're eligible to register to vote, check out these links! Locations of county boards of voter registration Application to register to vote by mail Remember - register to vote when you get your...