WES and WJHS Students Vote in Mock Elections
Post date: Nov 05, 2012 1:30:47 PM
Wells Junior High School and Wells Elementary School held simulated voting exercises on October 23rd and October 31st respectively. Third and fourth grade students along with middle school students voted for Presidential and U.S. Congressional candidates using voting booths from the Town of Wells. This voting exercise is part of the Maine Student Mock Election coordinated by the Maine Secretary of State’s Office.
Results from both schools will be compiled with those of other schools in Maine. Final results will be made public November 2nd.
At WES voting took place on the second floor in the foyer. Parent volunteers Belinda Hayden and Barbara Franks assisted students with the voting process and later tallied the votes. Community Resource Director Maryanne Foley organized this event at WES.
Voting at WJHS took place in the school’s library. Members of the WJHS Student Council volunteered to assist at the polls throughout the day. Results were tallied after school and sent to the Secretary of State’s Office. Librarian Lynn Mercier and Secretary Cindy Mitchell organized the voting process. Both are advisors to the Student Council and wish to thank teacher Bob Winn and Head Custodian Michael Provencher for help setting up for the election.
WJHS Mock Election Results: WES Mock Election Results:
Barack Obama 204 Obama 95
Mitt Romney 174 Romney 76
Gary E. Johnson 5 Other 4
Jill Stein 12
U.S. Congress-District 1 U.S. Congress-District 1
Jonathan Courtney 171 Courtney 103
Chellie PIngree 200 Pingree 58
Other 5 Other 16
U.S. Senator U.S. Senator
Cynthia Ann Dill 83 Dill 20
Angus King 124 King 73
Charles E. Summers Jr. 112 Summers 50
Andrew Ian Dodge 12 Other 22
Stephen M. Woods 12
Danny Francis Dalton 7
Students at Wells Elementary School participating in the Maine Student Mock Election on October 31, 2012.
WJHS Students Sierra Daney, Keri Allaire and Charlyn Ochola in the library at WJHS participating in the Maine Student Mock Election on October 23, 2012.
WJHS student Samantha Chase in the library at WJHS participating in the Maine Student Mock Election on October 23, 2012.