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Mock election favors Obama

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Sophomore Megan Jensen tallies votes for the Mock election that occurred on Nov. 6 in front of the theater.

Serafina Urrutia | Hawkeye Sophomore Megan Jensen tallies votes for the Mock election that occurred on Nov. 6 in front of the theater.

Serafina Urrutia | Hawkeye Sophomore Megan Jensen tallies votes for the Mock election that occurred on Nov. 6 in front of the theater.

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Serafina Urrutia | Hawkeye
Sophomore Megan Jensen tallies votes for the Mock election that occurred on Nov. 6 in front of the theater.

Some 851 students and teachers registered to vote in the mock elections, which are held every four years for the presidential elections.

Humanities teacher Chris Ellinger and his students manned the mock election voting booths in front of the theater on Nov. 6.

“Mock elections are an opportunity for students who can’t legally vote to participate in a simulated election similar to the one the U.S. is involved in,” Ellinger said.

Even though Ellinger helped and managed the mock election, it was all student directed – the students created the registration forms, went out and manned the stations during lunch, created the posters and the videos.

“We tried to mimic the challenges of running an election. The kids have done a great job. They’re excited. They get frustrated, they get mad. People don’t want them to have interest in it. Reality is, not everybody cares,” Ellinger said.
The Snohomish County election office also provided six privacy voting booths, an official ballot box and “I voted” stickers to give to those who voted Tuesday.

Candidate/Initiative

Total (computer)

Male

Female

9th

10th

11th

12th

Staff

# Voters 510 255 247 114 170 138 74 14
President
Obama 388 179 197 85 127 110 55 11
Romney 119 66 48 34 37 29 18 1
Senator
Cantwell 350 172 187 79 111 103 50 7
Baumgartner 143 91 56 36 48 36 19 4
Governor
Inslee 312 145 167 68 92 97 46 9
McKenna 180 99 78 47 62 41 27 3
I-1240
Yes 234 123 111 58 74 67 29 6
No 264 131 136 58 83 72 44 7
I-502
Yes 262 129 125 59 80 79 36 8
No 230 118 111 58 80 55 33 4
R74
Approved 382 167 207 89 120 106 56 11
Rejected 119 73 40 27 42 31 18 1

 

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