In the days leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Marian’s Young Politicians Club conducted a mock election in which Marian students were able to cast their votes for who they would like to be elected to office of the President and Senate.
Students also voted on whether they wanted to retain or repeal Nebraska’s existing ban on the death penalty, as this issue was also on the official ballot in the state of Nebraska. The results of the mock election were announced to students during homeroom on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
“I think that it’s important to have a school wide election to give those who are too young to vote a chance to go through the process of deciding their opinions on the issues,” Young Politicians Club Vice President senior Rachel Walet said. “Although administration asked us not to print the results of a few of the questions [“due to the contentious nature of this election”], the mock election was still a great opportunity for students to be active in politics,” Walet said.