Central Texas students cast votes for their next president

Posted at 8:56 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 21:56:07-04

Central Texas students cast their ballots for the next president in the comfort of their own classroom.

“Many students have expressed an interest in being able to select their next president after hearing lively political discussions at home,” Copperas Cove ISD teacher Tanya Dwyer said in a press release. “By conducting the mock election, students were able to name current public officials, learn about previous presidents and identify ways public officials are selected or appointed to office.”

Several classes in Copperas Cove voted using paper ballots and online, just as anyone would do in reality. 

"It's good to vote so we can have a President,” second grader Zayvion Davis said. “The President works hard and he takes care of all the people."

Students were not told who to vote for. 

Doming Aviles, 7, is counting down the days until he can cast a real vote. 

"I learned how to vote and I will vote when I turned 18 years old," said Aviles. 

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