Queen Creek school district students cast their votes in mock election


On Tuesday, Nov. 1, students in the Queen Creek Unified School District took part in Every Kid Votes, the largest presidential mock election in the country. School nationwide register for the program and then on election day students visit the Every Kid Votes website, where they pick their grade and teacher, then vote for who they want to be president.

Ahead of voting day, Queen Creek teachers used the election as an opportunity to teach students how delegates are picked and how the Electoral College works. Above, Raelynn Morin, Kaylee Taylor and Aiden Volante, three seventh-grade students at Queen Creek Middle School, go online to cast their ballot.

When asked to describe the election in just one word, one student said, “surprising” while another student said “argumentative,” according to a press release.

Who did the students elect? A total of 1,447 students voted for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and 885 students voted for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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