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Children vote in mock election

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Adults are not the only ones casting votes Tuesday.

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 results tomorrow.

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