Shanika attends your school. She is a B student and wants to vote.
Why does it matter that Shanika makes good grades?
Would you let Shanika vote if she were failing every subject?
Sean attends another high school, but he knows someone running for president and wants to vote.
Does the president represent the people who vote for him or her?
What does that mean?
May the president of one school represent students in another school?
Elizabeth attends your school. She is really different: her hair is green. Elizabeth wants to vote.
Would it matter if Elizabeth were (name a race other than those of the students)? Was it fair?
Years ago, African Americans and women were not allowed to vote. What do you think were the reasons given for this? Was it fair?
Today is Peter's first day at this school. He hasn't met anyone and doesn't know who is running in the election. Peter wants to vote.
Does it matter that he does not know the people he's voting for?
Do you think people vote in elections without knowing who they're voting for?
How can Peter learn about people running for office?
Margaret attends your school. She is blind and can't see the ballot, but she wants to vote.
How are you going to let her know who is running for office? If you had someone to vote for her, how will you make sure that person voted the way Margaret wanted to?
Louis attends your school. He can't read, but he wants to vote.
Do you think that Louis is still able to make a wise decision for president?
What is the difference between Louis and Margaret?
Do you think that people who vote in elections should be required to know how to read? Explain that literacy tests were once used in some Southern states to discriminate against African Americans.
Kim attends your school but is at home sick. Kim won't be well before the election, but she wants to vote.
If you let her vote, how will you get her vote?
Would it matter if she missed the whole school year?
Jon attends your school, but he has been suspended. He wants to vote.
Does the reason Jon was suspended matter?
Joby has just returned to your school from the State Training School for Boys, where he spent one year for armed robbery. He wants to vote.
Does the fact that he committed a violent offense matter?
Does it make any difference that he was charged in the juvenile system, not the adult system?