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Monday November 7, 2016 at 4:05pm Age: 1 year
Category: District, Minisink Elementary

CHILDREN VOTE FIRST, AT MINISINK VALLEY ELEMENTARY


Second graders in Mr. Short and Mrs. Cardinale's classes couldn't wait to cast their ballots, a day ahead of the presidential election. 

 

Three students posing as polling workers explained how voting worked and kept the lines orderly. Patiently they waited their turn at pulling the clunky red lever to close the curtain behind them and cast their vote in privacy. 

 

Pointing to the voting booth, Chase asked a spectator, "Do you know how old this machine is? Four decades old!" Showing off their newly acquired concept of decades was yet another reason to feel proud. 

 

Ahead of the students' election, Mr. Short spent over an hour trying to fix the kinks on the 40-year-old voting booth, and it worked flawlessly.

 

Everyone was excited to go home and tell their families they got to vote first!

 

"My sister is in 5th grade, I'm going to tell her she didn't get to vote, but I did," Autumn said. 

 

If you are the parent of an Elementary School second grader, be sure to exercise your civic right and responsibility tomorrow. They wouldn't have it any other way.