National Student Mock Election Results 2012

SCS students including James White, Emily LaCroix, Olivia Fields, Shay Brunvand, Colin Lach, Charlie Bernicke, and David Thrailkill participated in a mock election on Thursday, Nov. 1.

By David Southworth

On Thursday, Nov. 1, students in grades 4-8 at the Shelburne Community School (SCS) had the opportunity to vote in the National Student Mock Election. After completing a SCS-modified voter registration form and reciting the Voter’s Oath, 378 students went through a checklist and then completed a ballot essentially identical to the official Town of Shelburne General Election Ballot. Symphony Team 8th graders served as election officials and  were involved throughout the day running registration, checklists, escorting voters, answering questions, and counting votes. The results are as follows:

President:         

Barack Obama = 261

Mitt Romney = 79

U. S. Senator 

Bernie Sanders = 245

John Macgovern 42

U.S. Representative    

Peter Welch = 184

Mark Donka = 63

Governor       

Peter Shumlin = 164

Randy Brock = 72

Lieutenant Gov.  

Cassandra Gekas = 128

Phil Scott = 75

Treasurer        

Beth Pearce = 156

Wendy Wilton = 66

Secretary of State   

James Condos = 143

Mary Alice Herbert = 50

Auditor

Doug Hoffer = 178

Vincent Illuzzi = 71

Attorney General           

William Sorrell = 161

Jack McMullen = 91

State rep. 5-1    

Kate Webb = 105

State rep. 5-2    

Joan Lenes = 130

George Schiavone = 67

State Senator (top 6)    

Sally Fox = 150

Tim Ashe = 136

David Zuckerman = 125

Bob Kiss = 110

Philip Baruth = 100

Ginny Lyons = 91

Justice of the Peace       

All received votes

High Bailiff       

Michael Major = 155

Randall Barrows = 45

There were also youth voting centers at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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