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MS & UE Mock Election
Time: 9:00 AM
On October 30, 2008, National Mock Election Day, all registered students will be able to cast their official vote! The votes will be tallied and entered by telephone to the National Mock Election Headquarters. Results will be available to all.
Coordinators at WMS are Amy Hughes, Ginny Habbas & Andrew Trevenen.
This election season, the Upper Elementary and Middle School students will participate in the National Mock Election (www.nationalmockelection.org). In 2004, over 4 million students, parents and teachers participated in all 50 states and Washington D.C., as well as in 14 U.S. territories/countries around the world where American students live.
Since September, the Middle School students have been considering the big issues of our current presidential election, including education, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the economy, health care, and energy. The Election Committee, which consists of students from each Advisor Group, meets to discuss the topics as a group, and then introduces each issue and leads discussions in his or her own Advisor Group.
The Election Committee also teaches the Upper Elementary classes the basic process of the election and touches upon the big issues of the candidates. Emphasis is placed on the respectful sharing of political opinions and thoughtful discussion of the important issues facing the presidential candidates and how their decisions might affect our lives.
Last week’s practice vote went smoothly; the students took their right to vote seriously, as did the eighth year volunteers who shared the responsibility of maintaining a respectful order while voting, checking off registered voters and directing each ballot into its proper ballot box.