Most students at Tolland High School are not yet old enough to vote, but that hasn’t prevented them from civic engagement. Social studies teacher Sarah Goldman’s civics class ran a mock election recently at the school, anView postd the students learned a lot about the electoral process and what it takes to hold an election.
The civics students, all seniors, ran the election, but all students in grades 9-12 had an opportunity to vote on ballots identical (save for color) to the ones Tolland voters will use this November 8.
Watch the civics students describe the experience of running a mock election and share who they voted for and why.
(Update 11/9/16: Trump won the Tolland High mock election with 41% of the vote. 771 students and staff voted.)
I think it’s great that Tolland held a mock trial. This election in, particular, has really inspired students to get involved and learn about the candidates and issues. At Danbury High School we set an ongoing online vote for the school, currently, students have Hillary Clinton with 58.4% of the votes and Donald Trump with 41.6% of the votes. Our polls are closing on Monday.