Students vote for their next president in a mock election: Photo of the Day 11/7/2016


Savannah Sitler

Kiley Gales, Class of 2019, votes for the presidential candidate of her choice.

by Savannah Sitler, Reporter

Students had the chance to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice as a part of the mock election that took place during all lunch shifts on November 7, 2016.

In the cafeteria, a polling booth was set up where all students were welcome to select their choice of president from the four candidates on a paper ballot. The presidential candidates are Republican Party’s Donald Trump, Democrat Party’s Hillary Clinton, Green Party’s Jill Stein, and Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson. Write-ins were not allowed.

The results of the mock election should be tallied by Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The results of the actual 2016 Presidential Election should also be in by November 9.

“It’ll be interesting to see who high schoolers would vote in compared to who the adults will,” said Hanna Dufresne, Class of 2019.

The mock election was organized by social studies teacherJamie Hendi and was run with help of her AP Government students and Media Specialist Marsha Thompson.

Newsela also ran a nationwide student voting poll online from October 17 – November 1. This was basically another mock election except it took votes from students all across the nation (approximately 400,000 participants).  The result of Newsela’s poll was a Clinton win (57%) against Trump (32%).

Make sure that if you’re of age you vote for your future on November 8, 2016!