Rice Elementary Students Vote for President of the United States of America
A Presidential Mock Election is held at a Bibb County School
Students at Rice Elementary School got a chance to vote for the President of the United States on Thursday.
Teachers and staff members held a mock voting election at the school.
Third through fifth graders cast their ballots for either President Barack Obama or Republican Challenger, Mitt Romney.
A classroom in the school was transformed into a voting office so students could cast their ballots.
Local and state candidates talked to the students about the importance of voting.
Students wore red, white and blue for the event.
Amaris Hawkins, a teacher, said the mock election introduces students to an important civil duty.
"If don't cast your vote, you don't really have a say so in what goes on in your country," said Hawkins. "You can't really complain, so we wanted the kids to go out and vote today just so they can know that their opinion counts."
Voting continued throughout the school day and the results will be announced Friday, November 2nd.