I will be have the students discuss their findings about the classroom data. Then have the students create a data collection about the upcoming election. They can explore any related topic and ask any appropriate question.
This sounds great! Have you thought about how to present the data findings? Visual is the new hot way to show data (check out Neil Silvers 538 Blog) - there are also a few websites out there that can create infographics for you. Best of luck and reach out if you need anything!