How to Participate

Register your class for the 2019-2020 NHKG program here!

Students and classrooms can participate in New Hampshire’s Kid Governor® in two exciting ways:

A. Run a 5th grade student for New Hampshire’s Kid Governor and vote in the election!

If you have students who are enthusiastic about leadership and eager to better their community, encourage them to run for New Hampshire’s Kid Governor! Each school in New Hampshire is eligible to offer one (1) 5th grade candidate to run for the position. Participating classes/schools will have access to a New Hampshire’s Kid Governor Toolkit with:

  • Five in-class lessons about New Hampshire’s three branches of government, the role of the governor, and how/why elections are held as an introduction to the New Hampshire’s Kid Governor program.
  • In-class lessons about identifying community issues important to you, researching issues, and developing a campaign platform around an issue.
  • In-class lessons and resources about building a platform, crafting a campaign speech, voting in an election, and holding an in-class or 5th grade-wide primary.
  • Tools and resources for filming your candidate’s campaign video.
  • Worksheets and resources for analyzing New Hampshire’s Kid Governor candidate videos and voting during the Statewide Election.

*For classrooms nominating a student and voting, we recommend sending our Parent-Guardian Permission Packet home early-on in the program to inform families of your class’s participation.

B. Vote for New Hampshire’s Kid Governor!

All 5th grade classrooms in New Hampshire can participate in the election of New Hampshire’s Kid Governor! “Voting Only” classes should reserve class time at the end of October to learn about how the government works and the New Hampshire’s Kid Governor program. They should also reserve time during the Statewide Election to watch and analyze the candidate videos as a class. Participating classes will have access to a New Hampshire’s Kid Governor Toolkit with:

  • Five in-class lessons about New Hampshire’s three branches of government, the role of the governor, and how/why elections are held as an introduction to the New Hampshire’s Kid Governor program.
  • Two in-class lessons about how to vote in an election and how to analyze New Hampshire’s Kid Governor candidate videos during the Statewide Election Week.

All classes interested in participating in New Hampshire’s Kid Governor, whether nominating a candidate and voting in the election or as a “voting only” class, should complete the Participating Class Registration form.