Civics in the classroom: 2009 Mock Election starts Oct. 26
A non-partisan educational tool that promotes civic awareness in classrooms, the Mock Election can be found online at www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/mock . Educators will also find free “I Voted” stickers, lesson plans, and voting instructions on the Web site under Teacher Resources.
The Mock Election has historically drawn immense participation from schools all over Washington, with nearly 18,000 students voting last year.
"The Mock Election was truly a great introduction to the voting process,” said Elizabeth Coghlan, a teacher in the Clover Park School District, who had her class participate in the 2008 Mock Election.
Online voting this year opens Monday, October 26, at 9 a.m. and closes Friday, October 30, at noon.