The law states you must be 18 years of age to vote, but for a day at Mountain Ridge Middle School, that law doesn’t exit.
“I think Trump will win because he knows what he is doing, and Clinton is too irresponsible to be president,” said an unnamed Mountain Ridge Middle School student.
After getting word of TV One’s show “OneVote Mock Election,” officials at Mountain Ridge Middle School were one out of five schools in the nation chosen to be featured on the show.
“The mock election is an opportunity for the students to vote for the presidential candidates and also vote on some key issues,” said Katherine Hinson, social studies teacher.
Just like the traditional way of voting, students had the opportunity to first register to vote then cast their paper ballot at the polls.
“Our county has lent us four voting booths so we have tried to authenticate an actual voting experience for our students,” said Hinson.
But according to some, the event did more than just give students the opportunity to vote; it also opened their eyes to the actual elections.
“It’s surprising that they are really watching the debate, and they are really taking part in it. I think its a very unique way to get students involved in it,” said Miss West Virginia 2016, Morgan Breeden.
Over 600 students had the opportunity to cast their ballot and, by the end of the October, TV One will reveal their final results.