Middle School Principal said that when he heard about the mock election, he thought it would be great thing for the students to do and put eighth grade social studies teacher Carol Cook in charge or organizing it.
Because an electrical outage in the elementary school caused school to be canceled Monday and Tuesday, Cook spoke to The Cadiz Record over the phone from home Monday morning. Cook said that the ballots could either be done on paper or through the Secretary of State’s Web site. She chose the latter, and said the information she received boasted that the process would take less than 15 minutes. The online ballots opened on Oct. 29 and will remain open until 3 p.m. Central time on Nov. 1.
Her original plan was for the eighth grade to vote on Monday, the sixth grade to vote on Tuesday and the seventh grade to vote on Wednesday. The cancellations on Monday and Tuesday complicated matters since it will be difficult to get each class into the computer lab with fewer days to work with. She said, though, she still hoped it could be done by Thursday. Results of the mock election will be announced on Nov. 5, the day before the actual election.
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