Center Grove High School students to cast ballots today in mock election

As voters across the country cast ballots today, students and employees at Center Grove High School will do the same.

The ballots at Center Grove won’t be officially counted in any races but will help prepare students for when they do get to cast ballots in future elections.

About 2,500 ninth- through 12th-graders, teachers and administrators could vote before school or during the day for the races for president, governor and U.S. Senate, as well as for a question asking whether Center Grove should become a town. Senior Advanced Placement government students will work the polls and ask voters to provide identification before using iPads to cast their ballots.

This is the second time that Center Grove has conducted a schoolwide mock election. The first was during the 2008 presidential election. The point of the election is to show students, especially those not yet old enough to vote, what the process is like, U.S. government teacher Todd Sheely said.

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