Alabama students will vote Tuesday in 2016 mock presidential election
With the presidential election in full swing, the state of Alabama is looking to get our youngest minds involved by holding a Student Mock Election on October 25, from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Fourth through 12th grade students will be given the opportunity to voice their opinion in this year’s presidential election. This includes students in public, private, parochial, and home schools. Nearly 400 schools have expressed interest in the Mock Election.
“Preparing young people to vote is critical to developing responsible citizenry to carry forward our democratic institutions. These students will be able to cast a ballot and monitor school and statewide results just like the General Election on November 8,” stated Secretary of State John Merrill.