TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- With the election only days away, it's important for everyone's voices to be heard, including the kids in our community.
Every election year, "Kids Voting Leon County" sets up children's polling stations on election day. However, Saturday marks the first day that "Kids Voting Leon County will allow the children to vote early, just like their parents.
After learning in school about the election and voting processes, the kids will be able to see firsthand what they've been hearing about in class.
"It's really important to ingrain the importance of voting when kids are young so they kind of get it ingrained in their system," says Katie Ibarra, the chair of Kids Voting Leon County. "We try to teach a curriculum in schools about voting, the election process, the electoral college, and everything and then try to get them to go ahead and go with their parents to get the voting experience so they can be excited about it and know that their vote matters."
Just like the real ballots, the "Kids Voting Leon County" ballots will be counted after the polls close on election day with the results being announced the following morning.
Children can vote early on Saturday November 5, 2016 at the Leon County Courthouse, the Eastside Branch Library, and the Northeast Branch Library. For more information, visit www.kvlc.org