Kansas State University
Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy

November 6, 2012

                                                                                                 News Blast Vol. 3 No. 5    

Kids Voting Kansas, Riley County Results!  


President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden won the Kids Voting Kansas, Riley County presidential election with 56.2% of the vote. 3,857 students participated, with a 89.1% voter turnout in the elementary schools. The Romney/Ryan ticket received 39.4% of the vote, while Libertarian candidates Johnson/Gray received 2.7% and Reform candidates Baldwin/Martin received 1.6% of the total vote.  


Manhattan Resident Passionate, Determined about Political Participation


Enell Foerster was born in Brownsville, Texas, and has been a member of the League of Women Voters for 53 years. She says simply to be active and observant, listen, and most importantly to vote.         


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Students cast their ballots for the
2012 Kids Voting Kansas presidential election

Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy
202 Ahearn Field House
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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 Our mission is to build community capacity for informed, engaged, civil deliberation.


Our vision is for a stronger democracy through enhanced public deliberation.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Kids Voting Kansas! This year marked our largest and most successful Kids Voting event yet thanks to your time and dedication. Without the help of Kansas State University's Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, Manhattan Konza Rotary, all the schools in USD 383, and you, this event would not be possible. Being able to host Kids Voting in our community is important because it educates our youth and excites them about the democratic process. It was wonderful to see the Kansas State University campus and Manhattan community working together for this great cause. Thank you again for your hard work and we hope to work again with you in the future!




Amanda Meinhardt

Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy

Student Project Coordinator of Kids Voting Kansas


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