Adults are not the only ones casting
Children across Marathon County
are taking part in a mock election.
Kindergartners up to 12th
graders cast their ballots in school as part of Kids Vote USA.
Organizers say the event aims to
teach kids about the importance of voting and show them their opinion matters.
"They will ask and have asked, ‘Can
our votes count?' And I tell them, ‘They count with me.' They're important to
me. They're important to their teachers," said Mike Otten of Kids Voting USA.
Officials say they try to make the
simulation as realistic as possible.
Sixty-two schools in Wisconsin took part in
this mock election.
The kids will find out the election
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