SCOTIA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It’s never too early to start learning about how the political process works and students at a local elementary school got a head start on Monday.
About 250 students at Lincoln Elementary School in Scotia cast their ballots for president in a mock election.
Students from kindergarten through fifth grade filed in by classroom with their ballots ahead of an election day rally assembly.
The kids prepared poems and food and learned about some fun facts and what the president does for the country.
“Mostly we hope that we realize it was a difficult election this year and that we still need to teach the children the lesson of democracy and that voting still happens,” Peggy Gillem, a 2nd-grade teacher, said. “It gives them a chance that maybe they’ll think they can run for president someday.”
By popular vote, the students of Lincoln Elementary stand with Hillary Clinton 55.7 percent to Donald Trump’s 39.3 percent.