East Meadow Students Cast their Vote

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Across the district, East Meadow students participated in the election fun by casting their vote for the next President of the United States.

On Nov. 4, East Meadow High School students took to the “polls” to vote for the next president of the United States during the school’s mock election, sponsored by the school’s Social Studies Honor Society and Model Congress.

Through the collaboration of the two school organizations and support from the social studies department, all social studies classes engaged in discussions about the presidential election and the four running mates prior to voting. During these discussions, the students received brochures created by Denise Lutz’s AP U.S. Government and Politics class that highlighted the candidates’ positions on key issues such as health care, climate change and immigration.

On the day of the election, students in grades 9-12 received a ballot and were asked to vote for the leader they wished to see in office. A total of 1,346 high school students took part in the mock election.

Meadowbrook Elementary School students participated in the school’s mock presidential election by casting their vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump on Nov. 7.

Prior to the event, classes learned about the election process, including the difference between electoral and popular votes, candidates’ qualifications for running and the importance of having the right to vote.

During lunch periods, students in grades K-3 assembled in the main lobby to turn in their paper ballots, while fourth- and fifth-graders selected their preferred candidate in privacy booths.  

All who took part received an “I Voted” sticker to commemorate their civic duty of being an informed and enlightened citizen.