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MADISON, Ala. — Some local fifth graders got the chance to get some early voting in!

The fifth grade students at Mill Creek Elementary participated in a state-wide mock election. For one day, along with other fourth through twelfth graders across the state, students at Mill Creek were able to take part in the election.

“I knew a little bit about the Republican and Democratic, but not anything about the Libertarian and Green party,” said Mill Creek fifth¬†grader, Riya Naphade.

Some knew more than others, but one already has her mind made up about the Green party candidate, Jill Stein.

“I liked their party’s idea…that they like to protect the environment and stuff,” said fifth grader,¬†Maycie Henriksen.

Leading up to the mock election, Mrs. Maynard has been emphasizing the importance of the upcoming presidential election on November 8th.

“They’re beginning to understand you just don’t go in and click a candidate,” said Susan Maynard. “You do your homework, you check to see what the candidate is for and what they’re against.”

And they even got an “I Voted!” sticker to prove it.