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Casting Their Votes

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Although not yet old enough to vote in the actual election, students at W.S. Mount Elementary School experienced the process this November during a schoolwide mock election.

Similar to the official election, each student received a voter registration card before casting his or her vote with a paper ballot. They not only voted for the presidential candidate they thought should be elected, but also on a new Mount school mascot. The students selected Donald Trump for president and the meerkat as the new mascot.

The event was organized by the fifth-grade classes and teachers, who were on-site during the vote to oversee the process and assist with any questions the young voters had. The simulated event tied into the fifth-grade social studies curriculum, as the classes are currently studying the Western Hemisphere and comparing the forms of government found throughout the global region with the United States’ system.

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