Your Global Vote
Day can take place on any day
up to 1 June 2021.
Inspire your students by showing videos with other children
organizing their Global Vote days, and by reading stories online and in The Globe.
It’s important that every child
knows enough about all the nominated
Child Rights Heroes to be able
to make an informed choice in
the Global Vote. No-one should
interfere with the child’s choice
INVITE THE COMMUNITY
... invite family members and local
leaders to your Global Vote Day.
... invite local media (with plenty of
advance warning). This gives the
a chance to make their
heard on the topic of rights
APPOINT KEY PEOPLE!
Presiding Officers. Tick off voters
on the voting register and give out
Election Supervisors. Oversee the
voting and vote count, and check
that all who have voted get a paint
or ink mark.
Vote Counters. Count the votes
and send in the result.
You will need:
BALLOT PAPERS AND REGISTER
Download the ballot papers or make your own. The voting register
includes all children who have a right
to vote (until the year they turn 18).
On voting day, every student’s name
is ticked off as they cast their vote.
Ballot boxes can be made of cardboard,
tin cans, jars, woven palm leaves or
anything that can hold ballot papers.
VOTING BOOTH FOR SECRECY
A voting booth is necessary to make
sure voting is secret. In the Brazilian
rainforest, students cover bamboo
frames with leaves. Use your own
creativity and local materials!
Some schools contact local electoral
authorities and borrow voting booths
CASTING THE VOTES
Children join the voting queue. One
by one, they go up to the presiding
officers, who give out ballot papers
and tick off each name on the voting
register. The children step into the
voting booth alone. They mark their
choice on the ballot paper, and fold
it so that nobody can see how they
voted. They then go to place it in the
Each child’s finger/nail is marked
with paint once they have cast their
vote. Prepare paint that is hard to
wash off, such as juice from cactus,
inkpad ink, or a marker pen.
COUNT THE VOTES
Once everyone has voted, the vote
counters begin their work. Finally,
the result of your Global Vote Day
can be announced.
NOT A COMPETITION!
The Global Vote is not a competition.
All candidates have made fantastic
contributions and are honoured at
the WCP ceremony.
REPORT THE RESULTS
Report the results for each of
the candidates by 1 June 2021.
If you have a WCP Coordinator
in your country, report to
them. Otherwise, use the
ballot box at:
or send an email to
THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
When all the votes from around the
world are added together. Then,
children around the world reveal the
big news about the WCP Decade
Child Rights Hero, and demand
respect for the Rights of the Child at
World’s Children’s Press
Conferences. Contact your Country
coordinator or the WCP directly if you would
like to organize a press conference.