They’re getting younger and younger. This round, kids not yet 18 can cast their vote for president.

Kids Vote 2000, co-sponsored by USA Weekend magazine and Toys “R” Us, offers kids the chance to vote in a mock presidentialelection at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide through Nov. 4.

The project’s purpose: “to increase awareness of the whole election process,” said Jim Hackett, vp, ad sales at USA Weekend, which is promoting the mock election via in-magazine ads.

Ballots will be available at kid-sized voting booths. Each child who votes will receive a free Presidential Fact Finder slide rule and an “I voted today” sticker.

Daily poll updatesare available at radiodisney.com and toysrus.com. (Toys “R” Us has partnered with Radio Disney, which is providing election information on its network and Web site.)

The winner will be announced at the sites on Nov. 5.

Now which candidate has done a better job of addressing kids’ issues?