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Kids Voting in Marathon County

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WAUSAU (WAOW)--Area students get an up close and personal  look at democracy in action. The Kids Voting USA-Wisconsin/Marathon County program gives students a chance to see democracy in action. Mike Otten, KVUSAMC Executive Director says: "We are looking  at what our government could and should be."

  The non-profit, non-partisan group provides schools, with students from Marathon County,  educational materials about the election process and voting.

  This year, a first-ever national political convention takes place for the 30 area high schools in the Kids Voting project. It is scheduled for March 20th at UW-Marathon County in Wausau. The "state delegates" from the participating schools will "nominate"  their  top party winners. Those "nominees" will  attend the National  Republican and Democratic Party Conventions, scheduled for this summer.

  These activities all lead up to K-12 in-school voting for upcoming Presidential Election in November.

  Kids Voting is always seeking financial support, to continue its mission. To learn more bout the project and the schools involved check out: kvusamc@live.com 

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