Here’s how the kids of NKY voted in a 2022 mock election

Kenton Hornbeck
Kenton Hornbeck
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More than 1,500 young people in the Northern Kentucky region came out on Election Day to participate in the democratic process by voting in a mock election.

From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., young people voted at the same precinct locations where their adults voted. The locations included several precincts in Boone County and Campbell County, several local schools, and every branch of the Boone and Kenton County Public Libraries.

The mock election was organized by Kids Voting Northern Kentucky, a nonprofit, non-partisan volunteer organization dedicated to teaching young people the importance of voting.

Votes were cast in the Senate, 4th Congressional District and Supreme Court races. They also weighed in on two important topics.

Here’s how the kids voted:

Senate:

Paul (R): 757

Booker (D): 727

4th District:

Massie (R): 576

Lehman (D): 593

Osborne (I): 274

Supreme Court:

Fischer: 579

Keller: 882

Questions:

1) Do you plan to register to vote when you turn 18?

Yes: 1,322

No: 178

2) Have you voted in a previous Kids Voting Election?

Yes: 1,034

No: 360

Voter grade:

Preschool/Kindergarten: 25

1st – 3rd: 479

4th – 6th: 491

7th – 9th: 75

10th – 12th: 14

County:

Boone: 235

Campbell: 326

Kenton: 65

Other: 34For additional information, follow Kids Voting NKY on Facebook and Twitter or email [email protected]

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