In Oct. 30-Nov. 5 IssueBy Greg WellsTimes Journal Managing Editor
UNION CHAPEL — It was the culmination of lessons, discussions and study, the students at Union Chapel gathered to cast their votes, on a real voting machine.
Librarian Sandra Brown said the students were taking their voting duties seriously, and as the results were tabulated she said one candidate won in a landslide.
Whether that was the Democratic or the Republican candidate she couldn't say because all of the polls haven't closed yet.
It seems that just as they weren't the first school to vote, neither are they the last.
As the students filed through to vote, there were other students there to serve as poll workers.
"Vote for Obama," one of the students calls out to his friends.
"No electioneering," Brown cautioned.
County Clerk Lisha Popplewell said she always takes a machine out to the schools that request it.
Both women said the exercise helps generate interest in the process and hopefully encourages them to participate when they are old enough, and to encourage their parents to vote.