This is part of my larger "Presidential Election Unit". Prove that your classroom is a democracy that runs just like the United States government. Choose a topic on which students can vote (free reading time or free math game time, etc.) Let students weigh the pros and cons, join a side and create a persuasive speech about their side. Then, open the polls and let kids vote. Implement the results! See accompanying organizers and worksheets.
Voting Chart (you could laminate this and use it throughout election season on various topics)
Predictions sheets for kids
Campaign Ad sheets for kids