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Kids Get to Vote in November

By: Sabrina Wu
By: Sabrina Wu

As parents head to the polls to vote for Wisconsin's next governor this November, some kids in our area will be joining them. It's all part of a national program called Kids Voting USA.

The Kids Voting USA program aims to teach kids about the election process. At Wausau's John Muir Middle School, students say they're getting to learn more about how the government works and why every vote counts.

"I think they should care, because it really changes our state," said 11-year-old Brooke Shnowske.

In fact, these students say they think it's wrong not to vote.

"I think that's sort of like disrespectful," said 12-year-old Kahoua Yang. "Because when you get the chance to vote, you should."

Kids will be able to vote in official polling booths, as long as their parents are with them. For those who can't go when their parents do, they'll still be able to vote at school.

The nationwide results will be tallied and posted on the Internet.

To see the results, people can go to www.kidsvotingusa.org.

To learn more about the candidates for governor tune into WSAW-TV on Friday, Oct. 25 for the Live Debate!!


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