Monday, November 7, 2016

HHS Mock Election!

Election buttons with VOTE printed on them

HHS will be participating in a Mock Election on Monday, November 7, 2016. Founded in 1980, the National Student/Parent Mock Election is a voter education program for K-12 students. the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston administers the Mock Election in Massachusetts.

The Mock Election is a non-partisan educational program endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans. The goal of the event is to teach the students the process of electing a president.

In the week leading up to the Mock Election, HHS students have been doing announcements asking pertinent questions about our US Constitution and the Presidency. Students can also learn more about each candidate in this Candidate Info Sheet.

HHS will go live on Monday, 11/7! Students will have a special advisory/homeroom.  Each advisory/homeroom will be a state with electoral votes. Students will vote, and both the popular and electoral votes will be tallied. We will go live on TV thanks to HCAT and Mrs. Chestna’s communication class. We will be updating the electoral map in live time as the votes come in. Seniors, Maddy Colantonio and Morgan Geoffroy will be anchoring the desk, with Megan Burke and Kathleen McShane manning the national map. It should be an exciting fun time!

Final election results of both the popular vote as well as the electoral vote will be announced by the end of the day on the HHS website.

The Social Studies Department and the Student Advisory Council are coordinating the Mock Election. VOTE!