|Kids cast ballots in mock election|
|Tuesday, 02 November 2010 16:02|
Adults weren't the only ones casting their ballots for their favorite candidates Tuesday, so were some kids. A group of eighth graders from St. Elizabeth Seton Middle School in Rapid City hit their own polls at school Tuesday morning. One Social Studies teacher said they spent time teaching the students about voter registration, the process of voting, and have encouraged them to go with their parents, if they can, to the polls. One of the students who voted says like adults she thinks it is very neat that kids are able to voice their opinions too. Savannah Aanderud says, "I think it's pretty important, because most people just think that adults have the authority, but we can voice our opinion too. And if we want someone for a certain reason, we can say and vote for them." About 78 thousand kids in South Dakota voted statewide.