Even though most students aren’t old enough to vote for real, they can participate in the annual state mock elections starting today.
The program, organized by the Washington Secretary of State, gives students in grades K-12 the opportunity to voice their opinions and to learn the principles of voting.
While there isn’t much on the ballot for state-wide measures this year, older students can vote on Initiative 1033 and Referendum 71. Younger students will vote on “age-appropriate” measures.
Teachers can find lesson plans and other information at www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/mock.
All student votes must be cast by Friday, Oct. 30 at noon. To vote, click here.