In a mock presidental election for elementary students kids got a chance to learn how democracy works and express their opinions about presidential candidates.

Students With ADHA Mock Presidential Election for Elementary StudentsD Find Fidgeting Helps LearningAt Downtown Elementary, students voted for their choice for president, just like adults did during the Tennessee primary. Many of them gave good reasons for their choices.

Hilary Clinton got Payton James’  vote because “because she’s going to give homeless people homes.” Alexander  Molinelli liked the former Secretary of State for a different reason. “She’s gonna be a great girlfriend,” said the first grader. “I think she’s gonna be a great president,” he corrected himself after prompting from a classmate. 

For these students, the reasons mattered less than the process. All 560 students came through the library, wearing flag hats, carrying registration cards, and choosing parties. They voted on a computer screen.

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