Elementary students learn politics through mock election - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Elementary students learn politics through mock election

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Students, faculty, staff and the public participated in early voting on Wednesday, but their votes only count in Ralph Wilson Elementary's mock election.

The mock polls opened at 9 a.m. Wednesday and closed at 11:30 a.m. Voters were only voting on the president, selecting between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

The students have been learning about the branches of government in their Social Studies classes, and the mock election let them experience politics first hand.

This is the sixth year the school has held a mock election.

The results will not be released until Nov. 1.

We'll hear from the pint-sized pollsters and others on later editions of 7 News.

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