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Enrollment for mock election opens
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  DAVIS COUNTY — The National Student/Parent Mock Election is now enrolling schools and teachers interested in learning more about the democratic process.

  Participation is free and includes free downloadable teachers’ guides and sample student materials.

  Projects associated with the nationwide program have included art displays, debates, contests, plays, songs, essays, candidate forums and more, according to a press release. .

  Researches at the University of Colorado found that students who participated in mock elections, which are held every two years, are better at discussing political topics with parents and making political decisions. They are also more likely to believe that voting is important and that social studies classes are relevant, according to the release, and the sense of powerlessness that many feel is reduced by their involvement.

  Participants participate in a mock vote on governors, senators, congressional representatives and current issues and awards are given for outstanding projects by state, school and district.

For more information or to sign up, go to  



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