oct. 31, 2016
Young people have the potential to be a powerful force in elections, but only if they get involved and make voting a habit.
To encourage students to become active voters once they are old enough to cast a ballot, the district is inviting middle and high school students to participate in a student mock election through Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Students in grades 7 through 12 will be taking part in the National Mock Election. Votes will be cast the traditional way on paper ballots and the results will be posted later that week.
Believing that students are more apt to vote when they know what's involved in the voting process, teachers have created lessons leading up to and around the upcoming elections.
A social studies teacher at heart, Liberty High School Assistant Principal Shawn Davis organized the mock election so that students could engage in and learn about the political process and compare their vote to other schools across the country.
The school will follow the guidelines from the National Mock Election (www.nationalmockelection.org) website, general political sites and national party sites.