Riverside Elementary School Holds Campus Election

By Keneisha Deas | kdeas@wmbb.com

Published 10/20 2016 07:42PM

Updated 10/20 2016 07:42PM

Today students at Riverside Elementary School in Marianna are making their vote count after having a campus-wide election of their own.
Third, fourth, and fifth grade students cast their ballot for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The school had three polling stations with poll workers assisting the students. 
Voting went on from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Once polls closed, students collected the ballot boxes and teachers counted the results at the end of the day.
Election coordinator Mary Ingram said it's a lesson for kids to know the importance of voting. 
"By getting the children involved in the electoral process at this point, we're hoping to get a lot of enthusiasm from our students that will translate to their parents and just to teach them that as citizens of the United States, you do have a responsibility to get out there and vote," said Ingram.
The results came in with students voting Hillary Clinton as the next president.
But it was a close call, Clinton won 330 votes to Trump's 272.

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