Civic Education Resources
Illinois Student Vote
The League of Women Voters of Illinois Education Fund (LWVILEF) has a long history of community involvement and leadership, particularly in the area of nonpartisan election activities like sponsoring candidate debates and town hall meetings and running mock elections in elementary and high schools.
Illinois Student Vote, a project of the LWVILEF, gives students the chance to participate in a mock election which mirrors the real process. The Education Fund, with grants from the McCormick Foundation, has sponsored student mock elections for twenty years.
2018 is an election year and your local League might be planning mock elections in local schools. You might find it helpful to contact your local election administrator. Some local jurisdictions have been known to supply voting booths and/or ballots. Others supply registrars and moral support. Some send out information to teachers.
LWVIL Endorses Civics Education Plan
In 2015, the League successfully advocated for civic education to be taught in high schools. LWVIL continues to advocate for civic education in middle schools, as well.