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G.W. Carver students cast ballots in mock election

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David Shultz, Assistant Principal at Carver Elementary, assists students in casting their vote in the school's mock election Tuesday.

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If students at George Washington Carver Elementary School were to decide the presidential election, Mitt Romney would hold the top spot the country for the next four years.
In a mock election Tuesday, Carver fourth- and fifth-graders chose Romney with 586 votes, or 63 percent of 925 total voters. President Barrack Obama received 329 votes, or 35 percent, and Libertarian Gary Johnson received 10 votes, or 2 percent.
“They really had a good time,” Carver Elementary Principal Crystal Morales said. “It’s important to get them exposed to the electoral process so they understand how it all comes together, and when they become an adult they get to make a choice. They enjoyed it.”
Morales said the mock election helps teach the entire voting process, from registering to the importance of casting a ballot.
“It’s more to help them understand what the electoral process is and that they have the right to vote,” she said.

Read more in the Nov. 10 edition of the News.

 

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