Kids Voting – Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki

Kids Voting – Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki gives your school everything it needs to run a mock election. Teach your students about real candidates, parties and election issues, and give them a first-hand voting experience.

Registrations for Kids Voting - Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki 2023 are now closed

If you wish to be contacted regarding future Kids Voting - Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki programmes or want to enquire about our civics and citizenship teacher resources you can email us at

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How it works

Kids Voting – Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki is a civics education programme that gives young New Zealanders the opportunity to explore real-life election issues, parties and candidates.

The programme builds up to a mock election, which gives students first-hand experience of the voting process.

If you have already registered and have questions about the 2023 Kids Voting - Te Pōti a Ngā Tamariki mock election email us at

Support your students with our curriculum-aligned teaching units

Use our teaching units to help your students understand how voting works and encourage them to take part.

We have units that align with levels 1 to 5 of the New Zealand Social Sciences Curriculum and level 5 of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Resource for curriculum levels 1 and 2
Resources for curriculum levels 3 and 4
Resource for curriculum level 5
Resource for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

Teachers' Guide

These booklets will help guide you through how to plan out and run a mock election at your school.

Parliamentary Services

New Zealand Parliament – Pāremata Aotearoa have a range of education programmes and resources available on their website aimed toward students from primary school right through to tertiary.

These resources are designed to help students understanding of Parliament and its processes. To find out more information, visit the link here:


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