Cannon students vote in mock election

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Cannon County High School conducted a Student Mock Election on October 26th, 2012.  U.S. Government students in Mr. William F. Curtis’s classes conducted the election during students’ first period.  U.S. Government First Period Students distributed the ballots to all classes, Second Period students collected the ballots, Third Period Sociology students tabulated the results, Sixth Period students continued the tabulation, and Seventh Period AP Students analyzed and published the results.  These results of the mock election were uploaded to the National My Voice - Student/Parent Mock Election (NSPME) and One Vote – Division of Channel One. 

 “The My Voice National Student Mock Election is the largest civic engagement project in the United States, and is built on the more than 30 years of work of the National Student/Parent Mock Election. With My Voice, the Pearson Foundation is creating a digital initiative to encourage student voice in school and the community all year long.”

“The History of The National Student Mock Election includes being co-founded by Edward Stanley and Gloria Kirshner in 1980, as the National Student/Parent Mock Election. After more than 30 years, and 18 elections, it still stands as the nation’s largest civic education project and the world’s largest national mock election. Over the years, National Student/Parent Mock Election is used to help over 50 million students learn about our nation’s electoral process and the meaning of democracy.”

 483 Total Students voted in the Mock Election and their results are as follows:

 President & Vice President

 REPUBLICAN - Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan                                      332 votes or 69.2%

 DEMOCRATIC - Barack Obama & Joe Biden                                120 votes or 25%

 CONSTITUTION - Virgil Goode & Jim Clymer                                  13 votes or 2.7%

 GREEN – Jill Stein & Cheri Honkala                                                     4 votes or 0.8%              

 INDEPENDENT – Ross Anderson & Luis Rodriguez         2 votes or 0.4%             

 INDEPENDENT – Gary Johnson & James P. Gray                             6 votes or 1.25%

 INDEPENDENT – Merlin Miller & Virginia Abernathy         3 votes or 0.63%

 U.S. Senate

REPUBLICAN – Bob Corker                                              315 votes or 69.5%

DEMOCRATIC – Mark E. Clayton                                       92 votes or 20.3%

 CONSTITUTION – Kermit Steck                                         17 votes or 3.8%

 GREEN – Martin Pleasant                                   14 votes or 3.0%

 INDEPENDENT – Shaun E. Crowell                      3 votes or 0.7%               

INDEPENDENT – David Gatchell                                           1 votes or 0.2%

INDEPENDENT – James Higdon                                          3 votes or 0.7%

INDEPENDENT – Michael Joseph Long                             4 votes or 0.9%

INDEPENDENT - Troy Stephen Scoggin                             4 votes or 0.9%


U.S. House of Representatives

District 6

 REPUBLICAN – Diane Black                                             363 votes or 75.2%

 GREEN – Pat Riley                                                                 92 votes or 9.7%

  INDEPENDENT – Scott Beasley                                        73 votes or 15.1%



Tennessee House of Representatives

District 46

 REPUBLICAN - Mark Pody                                                394 votes or 81.6% of Total Voters


 Cannon County Sales Tax Referendum

Increase the local sales and use tax rate from 1 ¾ percent to 2 ¾ percent except as limited or modified by statue, become operative?


FOR                            94 votes or 19.8%


AGAINST                 380 votes or 80.2%          



483 Total Students at Cannon County High School participated in this mock election.


There was also on the ballot a questionnaire with items regarding what students’ think is the most important issue in this election.  Their opinions indicated:


Economy/Jobs……239 votes or 55.5%              

National Debt..........88 votes or 20.4%     

National Security (War on Terror, Military)……..35 votes or 8.1%  

Environment/ Energy……16 votes or 3.7%       

Education......8 votes or 1.9%   

Social Issues(Same-Sex Marriage, Abortion)……45 votes or 10.4% 



U.S. Government students at Cannon County High School encourage all Cannon County citizens to please exercise the right to vote in this very important election on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012!  






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October 29, 2012 at 8:22pm
Congratulations to the students and teachers who worked to make this happen!!
October 29, 2012 at 9:40pm
Great way to educate the students. Glad to see them participate in the mock election!

Hopefully it will get them used to the idea when they actually do get old enough to vote!

Nice job to all the teachers involved!
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