Despite being a few years away from legal voting age, Kodiak Middle School students flocked to the polls on Friday during a mock election. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students lined up outside designated precincts throughout the school in anticipation for casting their first ballot in a patriotic cardboard poll booth. In the days leading up to the election students learned about each candidate, various political parties and how the electoral college works.
In the end, Kodiak Middle School students reelected incumbent Barack Obama. Tomorrow, those 18 and older will get a chance to cast a ballot. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m.
KMXT’s Brianna Gibbs was on scene at the polls to capture the political excitement.