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School uses county voting machines for student elections

Posted September 5

— Students in Mississippi are getting a real-life lesson in the mechanics of voting.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports that Riverside High School used Washington County's electronic machines for student elections Friday.

Students in seventh through 12th grade cast ballots for class representatives and homecoming maids using the machines set up in the high school gymnasium.

This was the first time Riverside High has held student council elections in recent years. Social studies teacher Neal McCarty says it was the perfect opportunity to teach students the importance of voting.

Juniors from a U.S. history class served as poll workers. One of them, 16-year-old Mackenzie Velazquez, says it was a fun learning experience.

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