PIC 6th graders elect Obama




The Pleasanton Intermediate Campus sixth graders held a mock presidential election on Tuesday, November 6. Bethany Douglas places her ballot in the voting box in Ginger Niemietz’ 6th grade class as Travis Minnear and Thomas Villalobos wait their turn.

The Pleasanton Intermediate Campus sixth graders held a mock presidential election on Tuesday, November 6. Bethany Douglas places her ballot in the voting box in Ginger Niemietz’ 6th grade class as Travis Minnear and Thomas Villalobos wait their turn.

According to the Pleasanton Intermediate Campus sixth grade class, Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States.

To teach students civic responsibility, many schools hold mock elections. On Election Day, the Pleasanton Intermediate sixth grade students participated in their own Mock Presidential Election.

“Students have been exploring the election process and examining each of the candidates’ viewpoints. They are learning to make informed decisions on key issues which affect our great nation as a whole,” said teacher Ginger Niemietz.

“These mock elections encourage citizenship and a sense of participation in our democracy. It also instills in our youth an obligation to fulfill their future civic responsibilities which is a birthright of all American citizens,” she continued.

In Sara Hill’s classroom, she went over the ballot. And then read the platforms of the Republican and Democratic Parties’ nominees.

Each student then voted privately and placed their ballot in a basket. “Your vote is a secret. No one will know how you voted, but it is important that you vote,” she explained to her class. After they finished, she added, “See? It doesn’t take very long to vote. Everyone should make time to do this.”

MOCK ELECTION RESULTS

Pleasanton Intermediate Campus – Sixth Grade

Team 6.4 – 29 for Obama
32 for Romney

Team 6.3 – 34 for Obama
27 for Romney

Team 6.2 -30 for Obama
25 for Romney

Team 6.1 – 30 for Obama
34 for Romney

Out of the total amount of 252 sixth grade students who chose to vote the results are:

123 total votes for Barack Obama, 118 total votes for Mitt Romney, 6 votes for Gary Johnson, 5 votes for Jill Stein,


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