Democracy Day

Local high school students also took part in the Democratic process.

Waubonsie Valley High School recently held “Democracy Day.”

The Naperville League of Women Voters, along with Waubonsie Social Studies teachers, put on a mock election.

Students checked in, voted with a real ballot, and the results were tabulated to teach students the polling process.

The ballots included the race for President, Congressional Representative, and a referendum question.

“Going into it, I didn’t know anything,” said Waubonsee Valley Senior Amy Jablonsky. “Going through [the mock election] you now understand how that works. [Because] it is very professional you will do the right thing and it will go smoothly.”

“I think it takes some time to become familiar with the process,” said Jane Barnes from the League of Women Voters. “Sometimes people think it is a daunting undertaking; they don’t know how it works, they don’t know what to do. We want to encourage them to get a good feeling for that.”

Students reelected President Obama with 58% of the vote. The DuPage Election Commission provided the school with the polling supplies. The McCormick Foundation Freedom Bus was also on hand to register students who will be 18 by November 6th to vote in this election.

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