In November 2016, a new president will be elected to serve a four-year term, so now is an ideal time to start teaching kids about the presidential election process.
Even though they may not be quite old enough to vote, kids can still benefit from learning about elections and how they can take part in the political process.
Below, some things you can teach your children about the upcoming presidential election:
Sara Bondioli and Samantha Lachman contributed to this report.
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How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place