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California Student Mock Election Alex Padilla, Secretary of State of California, wants young people to get involved in the democratic process. He says: "Young people have the potential to be a powerful force in elections, but only if they get involved and make voting a habit. To encourage students to become active voters once they are old enough to cast a ballot, [we] are inviting high school and middle school students, teachers and principals to participate in the MyVote California Student Mock Election, which will take place on October 11, 2016. School registration is now open."
"The Student Mock Election will stir students' interest in voting by tapping into the excitement of the campaign season. As students learn about the candidates and issues, they discover how government and politics affect every part of their lives. They gain firsthand knowledge of how citizens make their voice heard in our democracy, and experience the power of their votes when they are joined by thousands of California students and millions more across the United States who will vote in student mock elections this year."
Today, Lakeview students, you will have the opportunity to have your voice heard and rock the vote in the Library at lunch.
Exploring the Issues Today, you will have the opportunity to vote for president of the United States, the United States Senate, and on various California propositions. To help you learn more about the candidates and to better understand the issues, I put together the Google Slide show featured below. I will also provide each of you with an Election Study Guide, on which you can take notes as you work to make informed decisions when you cast your ballot today.
Now it's time for you to do a little independent research about the issues and candidates before you cast your vote. To learn more about the propositions and the California candidates for the U.S. Senate check out the link here. To learn more about the presidential candidates check the links here and here.