Mock election gives teens voice

Government teacher John Cazares is getting students interested in the election by holding a mock election to see who would win if only millennials could vote. Different teachers are bringing their students to go and participate in the mock election and simulate how they would vote if they were of legal age.

Cazares said that he wants the students to feel involved in the election despite the fact that they can't legally vote.

"It is a simulator in which students go through the process of the election and so they can be a part of the action." Cazares said.

The mock election is not just for the presidential election, but for congressional elections and other offices. After Election Day, Cazares will tally the votes and compare them to the actual polls. Katelynn Lujan and Michelle Jezbera.

Select students such as seniors Katelynn Lujan and Michelle Jezbera helped by doing jobs like highlighting the names of students that voted and setting up.

Lujan said that she believes the mock election gives us an idea of future voting demographics.

"I think the mock election was a good thing because it gave an actual representation of what we all are going to be doing in the future," Lujan said.

Instructional Aide Yvette Castañeda said that she thinks the mock election will be a good experience for students.

"Mr. Cazares has done a great job for the past couple years doing it and I think that it's an opportunity for students to get a hands on experience as to what voting actually consists of," Castaneda said.

Cazares hopes that the mock election will encourage students to play an active role in politics in the future.

UPDATE: Hilary Clinton won the presidential election for the school.