First-ever Mile High Youth Vote mock elections successful

Published on October 20, 2021

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DENVER—Students from two Denver Schools of Science and Technology (DSST) participated in mock elections this past week, voting on the same issues and candidates Denver’s registered voters are facing in the ongoing November 2021 Coordinated Election.
 
A select group of students who completed the Clerk’s Summer Youth Program in August used their newfound elections administration knowledge to run the Mile High Youth Vote mock elections at DSST Conservatory Green and DSST College View. In collaboration with subject matter experts from the Denver Elections Division, these student leaders developed a plan to administer the election, designed ballots, and created digital content to encourage participation. 
 
The mock election gave students four days to cast their votes, ending October 14. Students used a variety of methods to cast their votes. Senior and junior classes from DSST College View competed with students in grades 9-12 from DSST Conservatory Green for highest voter turnout. The winners with 68% voter turnout? DSST College View!