Each year since 2015, a national award-winning civics program for 5th graders created by the Connecticut Democracy Center has been giving you a chance to vote for Connecticut's Kid Governor.

This year the polls will be open from now through November 12th, and you can cast your vote for any one of the seven candidates.

According to ct.kidgovernor.org, seven 5th graders have been chosen as the final candidates, and each candidate has put together a video with their platform, they have also outlined what leadership qualities they have, they've chosen a community issue that is important to them and they even created a three-point plan outlining ways for 5th graders in the state to make a difference around that issue.

Here's a look at the seven candidates and what issues they are campaigning on:

 

  • 1

    ARIANA

    Ariana's Community Issue is Suicide & Mental Health

  • 2

    DAISEY

    Daisey's Community Issue is Pollution

  • 3

    DEREK

    Derek's Community Issue is Brightening the Lives of Homeless Children

  • 4

    DWAYNE

    Dwayne's Community Issue is Helping Children with Disabilities

  • 5

    KYLIE

    Kylie's Community Issue is Kids and Technology Addiction

  • 6

    LUCIE

    Lucie's Community Issue is Diversity in Schools and Sports

     

  • 7

    MYRA

    Myra's Community Issue is Animal Abuse