Naperville North hosted a mock election, where all students were invited to cast a ballot.
“Today we are having a mock election. Essentially what it is, is a simulation of what’s happening on November 8, this gives the opportunity for people in our school to think that they have a voice in what’s happening in this community. And truly express who they think is going to be the best candidate for the presidency,” said President of the Naperville North Junior State of America, Rutvishri Jatla.
Students also got to vote for Senate and Congressional races, with candidates from all major parties represented.
This is the sixth Presidential Election in a row that North has held a mock election, with students almost always predicting the eventual winners.
“It’s really important for young people to get involved because it’s politics, what we’re voting on right now is going to affect young people in the future. So if we teach them that ‘okay you need to get involved in politics you need to express your voice,’ then in the future they’ll do that and they’ll also take upon the belief that their voice matters,” said Vice President of the Naperville North Junior State of America, Max Zhang.
The mock election was hosted by Naperville North’s Junior State of America chapter, along with the Naperville chapter of the League of Women Voters.
This year the students elected Hillary Clinton.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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