Alexandria City High School Hosts Mock Election For Students
ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Wednesday, September 29, Alexandria City High School, along with officials from the Virginia Department of Elections, hosted a mock election for senior students in the Advanced Placement Government course.
Over the next year, 757 ACHS students will be of voting age, so all AP government students have been encouraged to participate.
AP government teacher Mr. Orzel said, “Students are very interested and enjoy the voting process,” as he explained the voting process to his students and stressed the importance of understanding enrollment. to the vote and the knowledge of the candidates.
This mock election included filling out ballots, obeying the rules, and using real voting machines, all as part of preparing students for their civilian duty to vote in America.
Voting machines have been installed in the library. Students sat in booths with four-way dividers for privacy as they filled out their ballots, listing all of the November 2, 2021 candidates from local to governor.
Once the students finished their ballots, they then lined up to put them in the machine where real election officials were present, observing and giving appropriate instructions as needed.
One student said: “My parents have already taken me to the polling station and I saw them vote.” While most of the students grew up watching the process from afar, all of the students seemed eager to embrace this step of becoming adults and civilian participants in our democracy.
To the students, to the election officials and to the whole city of Alexandria, well done.