Scott Academy Students Hold Mock Election (With Photos)

By Scott Sarvay
By Eric Dutkiewicz

November 6, 2012 Updated Dec 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - While the students at Levan Scott Academy may be a few years away from voting legally in a presidential race, that didn't stop students in grades 3 through 5 from holding a mock election Tuesday.

Scott Academy polls were open from 9:40-11:30 a.m., and students cast ballots, worked the polls and learned about the democratic process in their own special way.

"We're following Indiana law pretty much as much as we can," Scott Academy teacher Brittany Rehrer says. "All students registered and had a registration card. They had to fill it out, or they would be turned away."

Rehrer says the students practiced yesterday, and were excited for the real thing this morning.

In a final tally of the votes, President Obama won re-election with 222 votes (91.0%). Former Gov. Mitt Romney garnered 21 votes (8.6%). Libertarian former Gov. Gary Johnson landed 1 vote (0.04%).

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