, Newburyport, MA

Election Connection

November 3, 2012

A vote for active citizens

Newbury Elementary goes to polls for mock election


“They were passionate about their choices and excited to see what the outcome would be,” Williamson said.

But Williamson said the real lesson wasn’t in who won, but in promoting active citizenship in the students at an early age.

“We wanted to get them excited about the process of voting so when they get older, hopefully they’ll still have that interest and excitement,” said Williamson, who added teachers also are encouraging students to accompany their parents or other adults to the polls on Tuesday to see the experience firsthand.

Still, Williamson wonders how close the Newbury Elementary vote will be to the actual results Tuesday night.

“These mock elections sometimes are indicators,” Williamson said. “I’ll be interested to see if that’s what happens when we watch the results.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Election Connection

NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans