POINT PLEASANT — In preparation for their voting experiences in the future, students from Roosevelt Elementary recently learned about various aspects surrounding election time.
Reportedly, some student candidates ran for various offices in “Precinct 18” while other students worked the polls while supervised by Amy Wilson, an employee of the County Clerk’s office and Roosevelt Principal Robin Carter.
Students also wrote essays on their experiences with their election. Submitted essays, with the author’s name below, are as follows:
I registered for the Grant Party which endorsed me for sheriff at the primary election. I won most votes. By receiving the most votes, it put me on the ballot as candidate for sheriff in the general election. I took my campaigning seriously. I trusted that our democracy would make sure the best person would win. I hope the outcome will be that I win the general election and can take the oath as sheriff.
By: Gavyn Buskirk
Hello, my name is Kailey and I want to tell you all about my school adventure. This week the fifth and sixth graders have been practicing an election so we will be prepared to vote when we turn 18. There were two parties, the Grant Party and the Stonewall Party. Mrs. Cullen split our class into Stonewall or Grant party. Our class had to, of course, have candidates so we could start. Those registered to be on the ballot in my group were Gavyn, Mark, Cheyenne, Remington, Haileigh, and me. Many people tried very hard to get our votes by campaigning. Cheyenne had my endorsement. After the primary election was over, the general election took place. The general election had all the people that had the most votes in the primary election. My precinct was table 18. The people who won the general election might or might not take an oath of office. These couple of weeks sure have been an adventure in democracy.
By: Kailey Grueser
Have you ever learned about the process of an election? My class has done an election and I would like to tell you about it.
First we started by already being in a democracy. Next we chose our parties. Our choices were Stonewall and Grant Party. Then we choose candidates from each party. After that the candidates campaign for people to vote for them. Then a candidate could get endorsements. Next you could register to vote at your precinct. This time you are voting in the primary. That means you can only vote for candidates in your party. Next we get a ballot with the names of candidates. After the election is over the poll workers count up all the votes. Then the process starts all over for the general election. Next the winners take the oath into office. Then the person takes the duties of their office. Last they would fulfill their term.
In conclusion, this is the process of an election; the primary, the general and the inauguration.
By: Izabella King
Do you know what comes around every four years? It’s the election. The primary election is in May. When you vote in the primary you can only vote for your party. Before you vote you must register. When your register you write your party and name.
Then after you vote in the primary, the winners of the election will compete again in November. The candidates will wait for six months. These six months are full of campaigning and endorsements. Then the big day comes! This second election is called the general election. You will go to your precinct and receive a ballot. You will vote for one person to take each office. Once everybody had voted they count up the votes and the news shows the votes and who won. The person who becomes president will take the oath of office and will become the next president.
By: Monica Cook
This week at Roosevelt Elementary School we are having an election for the downstairs president and other offices. I’m a presidential candidate, which means I’m running for president. In this election we registered, which means sign up to vote. Many of the candidates will campaign to improve their chances of winning the election. First we held a primary election. Only one person wins from each party. The people who win will then compete in the general election against the candidate from the other party. There were a lot of endorsements here at Roosevelt. Our government in real life is most like a democracy because we choose our leaders by electing them. On primary election day at Roosevelt we got together with our parties and heard the candidates’ speeches. On general election day we will go to our precinct and use a ballot to vote. Before taking office the person who was voted into the office will be required to take an oath of office. I look forward to seeing who wins!
By: Hayley Russell
During this election at school, I’ve learned how a real election works. I can’t imagine how it might feel to be elected for something important like president. You’d need a good campaign speech and a good slogan. A good campaign would help you get votes. In this election at school when the primary election took place, the candidates running for president, governor, and sheriff make campaign speeches. I voted for the kids who had, what I thought, the best speeches.
I also learned about how you vote. First, you have to register. To register, you sign-up. When registering you choose a party. What party you’re in depends on if you’re a Republican or Democrat. Once you’re registered and ready to vote you’re given a ballot. The ballot is a form you vote on. Then your vote and other peoples’ votes are counted.
After being endorsed and win the election, before you take office, you have to say an oath. An oath is a promise. I am glad we live in a democracy and can vote.
By: Aubrey Hatfield