Monday, November 1, 2010

And the winner is....

Students at Macdonough School participated in a mock gubernatorial election today.  The activity helped us to learn more about the political process in action.

Each student was required to sign in at the registration table and then received a replica ballot to cast a vote.  The process was similar to what eligible voters will be doing in our gym tomorrow. 

Fifth graders tallied the ballots and declared a winner!  They had the chance to use their math skills!

Dan Malloy won our election in a landslide collecting 62% of the vote.  Tom Foley was the runner-up with 33% and Tom Marsh collected 5% of the vote.

Students are eagerly awaiting the results of tomorrow's election to see who Connecticut's next governor will be!

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