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Kids to cast their votes, too - Election Cake and ballots for all at Lefferts House

Kids get to practice voting for the President of the United States at the Lefferts Historic House, November 4 from 12-5 p.m.

Underage voters will mark secret ballots with the names of the candidates running in New York, and place them in a locked box, and kids and adults can learn about milestones in voting history, such as the secret ballot — called an “Australian ballot” — first used in New York state in 1880.

Additionally, everyone is invited to enjoy a serving of Election Cake, a 19th century treat, along with lemon balm tea made from herbs grown in the Lefferts Garden.

The big moment arrives at 4 p.m. when the ballot box is opened, and the unofficial election results are announced.

Lefferts Historic House is located at the Children’s Corner, inside the park’s Willink entrance, at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard.

For more, call Lefferts Historic House at 718-789-2822 or visit

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