Inspiring a New Generation of Voters


Secretary of State - Student Mock Election

Young people have the potential to be a powerful force in elections, but only if they get involved and make voting a habit.

To encourage students to become active voters once they are old enough to cast a ballot, Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond invite high school and middle school students, teachers, and principals to participate in the 2024 California Student Mock Election, which will take place on October 8, 2024, for the General Election.

2024 California Student Mock Election Joint Letter

The Student Mock Election will stir students' interest in voting by tapping into the excitement of the campaign season. As students learn about the candidates and issues, they discover how government and politics affect every part of their lives. They gain firsthand knowledge of how citizens make their voices heard in our democracy and experience the power of their votes when they are joined by thousands of California students who will vote in the California Student Mock Election this year.

Contact Us

For further information about the California Student Mock Election, or to share with us how you are working to help students become lifelong voters, please contact the Student Mock Election Team at or (916) 651-3070.