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Mock election draws crowd at Louisa County High School

Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Senior Alex Villeda-Romero, 18, casts his vote in the Louisa County High School mock election Oct. 12.

Louisa County High School senior government students participated in a pre-election activity held at the high school library Oct. 12.

Students crowded to sign-in outside the library, rounding the corner to the “All American” lunch provided by the LCHS culinary arts classes and on inside the library where elected officials awaited to answer questions.

Around the library were red, white and blue balloons, streamers, and hats. Around the front of the library were tables decorated patriotically and topped with candidate campaign materials ranging from presidential candidates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, to the Virginia Tea Party, Tim Kaine, Eric Cantor and George Allen.  Students could have their picture made with the life-size poster of Obama.

But most important of all – 18-year-old students were being registered to vote for the upcoming election.

All students were able to cast their All students were able to cast their vote during at the mock election held at the library, by voting on an actual voting machine used for elections.

This enabled students to obtain a feel for how the actual voting process will be.

LCHS senior and registered voter, Alex Villeda-Romero, 18, stated after completing his mock vote that it has been a hard decision, because of all he has watched on television and things heard.

“It’s a tough decision,” Romero stated.