Parade to the Polls

It’s no secret that young people are habitually excluded from the political process due to inactivity at the polls, especially during small, local elections. Chicago Votes wants to ensure that students’ first voting experience is fun, comfortable, and exciting. We work with high schools all across the city of Chicago to create celebratory trips to the polls for eligible voters. Are you a teacher or an administrator that wants to learn more? Contact!  

Community Partners

Community organizations and nonprofits are encouraged to partner with local high schools to coordinate Parades to the Polls. Want to become an official partner? Email for more details.