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Unionville ASP Votes!

MaKayla Couick and Rachel Skinner assist with voter registration.

With 2012 being a year that all eligible citizens have the privilege to vote for presidential candidates, the 115 children enrolled in Unionville After School Program are getting a first-hand look at the voting process. They are learning about the responsibility of voting, the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President, and the heads of the 15 Executive Branch Departments.

On Friday, September 21, the children in each age group from K through 5th grade had the opportunity to register to vote. Each child appeared before the registrars and gave name and address to be officially eligible to vote for the president of each group on Friday, November 2. The presidents will be sworn-in on Monday, November 6 and will serve a one-day term of office.

Each child running for president has a campaign committee, and they are working on slogans, strategies, speeches, and what will happen in event of a run-off. Each child within the group will be appointed to a position as a Cabinet member from Secretary of State to Secretary of Homeland Security.

According to ASP coordinator Tammy Baucom, “We are all excited about the upcoming ASP election, are enjoying the preparations, and are looking forward to the festivities to follow.” Although these elected officials will only serve for one day, the goal is for these excited children to become excited young adults who will actively participate in voting experiences in the future.
 

Written by: Karen Smith
Posted: Sep 25, 2012 by Karen Smith

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