Indiana students to vote in mock election this November

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Students throughout Indiana will get a chance to make their choices for president, governor and senator through a mock election this November.

The students will vote Nov. 8, the same day adults go to the polls for the general election.

Organizers say the Indiana Kids’ Election is based on the premise that voting is occasionally done by inspiration, but more often by habit. The program seeks to emulate the election process. Students participate in voting milestones such as registering to vote on or before Oct. 11.

Under Indiana law, schools are required to give instruction on the election process two weeks preceding a general election for all students in grades 6-12.

The Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Secretary of State and the Indiana Department of Education are sponsoring the program.

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