It’s Not Too Late to Vote! Scholastic News Kids’ Election Poll Now Open At

New York, NY (September 29, 2008) – Will it be John McCain or Barack Obama?  The Scholastic Presidential Election Poll is an opportunity for students to cast their votes for the 44th President of the United States.  Kids in their classrooms, libraries and homes across the country can make their voices heard at

Since 1940, the outcome of the Scholastic Election Poll has mirrored the outcome of the general election in every election but two (in 1948 when students chose Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman and in 1960 when more students voted for Richard M. Nixon than for John F. Kennedy). 

Students can participate in the election poll both online and with paper ballots issued in the fall editions of their Scholastic classroom magazines, including Scholastic News (for students in grades 1-6) and Junior Scholastic® (grades 6-8).  Classroom Magazines have a combined reach of more than 25 million students and teachers annually. 

For more information about the Scholastic Presidential Election Poll, visit


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