School Hosts Mock Election

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A lot of adults plan to vote tomorrow, but what about kids?

One school used the election to teach kids about their government. During lunch, Thomas Harrison Middle School students participated in a mock election. Their ballots matched Tuesday's real election as the students were able to vote for the governor, attorney general and many other positions.

Most students participated in the election. Of the 136 students who registered last week, 105 voted Monday. A few of the eighth graders gave their opinions on why it is important to vote.

"It lets us be more connected with the nation. It's kind of like showing your feelings on how you want the nation to work and how you want it to come together," said Hashaam Ahmed.

"It's important to vote because you get your opinions expressed, and its important to have someone in office who will fight for your beliefs," said Emily Werner.

The middle school students elected Terry McAuliffe (53 votes), E.W. Jackson (55 votes) and Mark Obenshain (49 votes).


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