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2015 Mock Elections in Schools

As the tightest election battle for years dominates the news, it’s time for the younger members of society to cast their vote by getting involved in the excitement and drama of Mock Elections in Schools.

Our resources provide teachers with everything they need to run a Mock Election in school and register the result as part of the national Mock Elections campaign:

  • Register your school as part of the national Mock Election campaign using the form below.
  • You’ll then receive an email from us containing a link that you can use to download the free resources:
  • A 10 Step Toolkit for Teachers – the essential guide to running a Mock Election.
  • A 10 Step Flowchart – a handy ready-reference guide to help you navigate your their way through the election process.
  • Cue Cards for Pupils resource pack – these help explain the roles and responsibilities of running as a candidate, working on a campaign team, or organising the election itself.
  • Templates Pack – this contains all the materials you will need – an electoral register, ballot papers, rosettes etc – to run a fun and exciting election.
  • If you have limited time our Quick Mock Election Guide is also available, It’s suitable for use in one class over two lessons.

In the coming days the Mock Elections 2015 online results site will go live. If you register below we will send you an email alert.

Register your school’s result by 5pm on Friday 1 May and we will include it in the national Mock Elections result to be announced after the Bank Holiday, just a couple of days before the rest of the country goes to the polls!

In the coming days we’ll be announcing competitions for the best campaign activities – best poster, best manifesto, party election broadcast, best speech etc – with the winners in each category receiving £100 in vouchers for school resources. If you have registered with us we’ll email you with information about how to submit entries online.

The Hansard Society has been running the Mock Elections in Schools project for over 50 years. Over a million pupils of all ages have taken part in the last fifteen years alone – it is one of the longest and biggest civic engagement projects for young people anywhere in the world.

This year we are running the project with support from a generous legacy donation from one of our supporters, the late Mrs Cynthia Campbell Savours.

The Mock Elections resources are all provided free to schools.

Please support us in return by:

  • registering as part of the national campaign below
  • using the hashtag ‘#mockelections2015’ in all the online/social media activity around your school’s election

Register for the 2015 UK Mock Elections















Press enquiries

For press enquiries, please contact Virginia Gibbons, Head of Communications:

020 7710 6079
07812 765552

Research team

Dr Ruth Fox, Director and Head of Research
ruth.fox@hansardsociety.org.uk

Joel Blackwell, Senior Researcher
joel.blackwell@hansardsociety.org.uk

Scholars Programme dates

Dates for upcoming programmes:

Autumn 2014 - Undergraduate
6 September - 13 December 2014 (14 weeks)

Spring 2015 - Undergraduate
17 January - 25 April 2015 (14 weeks)

Summer 2015 - Undergraduate
23 May - 18 July 2015 (8 weeks)

Autumn 2015 - Undergraduate
5 September - 12 December 2015 (14 weeks)

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