Spring Branch students vote in mock election

Published On: Nov 05 2012 07:27:36 AM CST
HOUSTON -

Spring Branch students will decide who wins the presidential race in their own mock election Monday.

Cornerstone Academy, along with other Spring Branch area schools, will be casting their votes a day early before the actual U.S. presidential election taking place Tuesday.

Catherine Wood-Sponsel, a eighth-grade teacher, wants to ensure students experience how the election process works. The school is dividing up the student body into separate states as a representation to the population of the U.S.

Students will be called up one "state" at a time to cast their vote in a voting booth. The students will sign a binder to verify their information on who they are, along with receiving a "voting ticket" to go into a voting booth.

Wood-Sponsel believes the mock voting will help students practice for when they can cast their real vote at the age of 18.

Once the student votes, he or she will receive a voting sticker saying, "I voted."

Spring Branch ISD created a reference list of websites for students to view for information on the Republican and Democratic values to allow students to make a informed decision on their political party selection.

On Tuesday, the map will be updated to show voter results.

For more information on the mock student voting you can check out www.springbranchisd.com.

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