All of the students at Whiting Lane Elementary School in West Hartford ‘voted’ for president on Monday.
By Ronni Newton
Whiting Lane Elementary School students learned how the election process works by casting their votes for president in a mock election held the day before Election Day.
“All Kindergarten through grade 5 students completed a registration card, learned about the registration and voting process, and had the opportunity to vote for their candidate of choice,” Interim Principal Nancy DePalma said.
Following the same process as an actual election, DePalma said that “registered voters” first checked in at the registration tables, completed their ballots in a voting booth, and received an “I Voted” sticker after casting their ballot.
The votes will be tabulated by PTO volunteers and announced when students return to school on Wednesday since West Hartford Public Schools are closed on Election Day.
DePalma said the mock election was held to teach the students about the process, not to see which candidate would “win” the Whiting Lane election.
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