Some KOTA Territory kids are getting a first hand lesson in politics and the rights & responsibilities of participating in a democracy.
More than 600 kids gathered at Mount Rushmore to participate in "Kids Voting USA".
It's a program sponsored by the Chiesman Center for Democracy.
The students learn the importance of voting, good citizenship, as well encouraging their parents to vote.
The theme of this year's event is "Drop The Remote, Get Out and Vote."
Chiesman Center for Democracy event coordinator Rebecca Andrew says that programs like this are essential to giving kids early exposure to the voting process, "this is our rights and responsibilities, this is what a policy issue is or this is what the constitution is and to be informed and be educated at an early age so that they understand when they are adults at 18 what this looks like and how their responsibility plays out"
These future voters will get their chance to vote on the real ballot on election day.