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Red or Blue? RTHS decides in election

Posted: Friday, Nov 2nd, 2012

Ogle County Clerk Becky Huntley and social studies teachers such as Tracy Lloyd, above left, worked together to arrange for a mock Presidential election during the lunch periods Tuesday for students such as Demi Smith, Dakota Ball and Matthew Lovett. The students used a federal ballot and real election machines now set up at the Flagg Township office on IL Route 38 to accommodate early voters registered in Flagg (Rochelle) and Dement (Creston) Townships. In Rochelle, early voting began Wednesday and continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. Ogle and Lee County voters outside these precincts can vote early at their respective county courthouses. (Photo by Vicki Snyder Chura)

ROCHELLE—After many months of politicians campaigning for the 2012 ballot, early voting is in session and the nation’s future will be decided after next Tuesday’s election. Not to be left out of the voting process, 240 students of all grades at Rochelle Township High School participated in a mock election during their lunch hour on Tuesday. This election was developed by the school’s social studies department and was also supported by the Ogle County Circuit Clerk, Rebecca Huntley.

“Voting is important because it gives Americans a voice for the direction of the country. People around the world die for this right. This isn’t something we [Americans] should take for granted,” said one of the organizers of the election, history teacher, Tracy Lloyd.

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