Learning to Vote at the Board of Elections

SO, WE TOLD YOU ALL ABOUT THE CANDIDATES – ALL ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR OF THEM – BUT WE ALSO FILLED YOU IN ABOUT THE PROCESS OF
VOTING, WHEN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER MARGARET THOMPSON TOOK A LITTLE TRIP TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.

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WHILE THE ADULTS IN YOUR LIFE HEADED TO THE POLLS LIKE MARGARET – WE INVITED YOU TO HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AND CAST YOUR BALLOT IN OUR SPECIAL NEWSDEPTH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION! THIS WAS OUR MOST POPULAR POLL OF THE YEAR: THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO VOTES WERE CAST – AND, BY THE SLIMMEST OF MARGINS – HILLARY CLINTON WAS DECLARED THE WINNER. OF COURSE, WE KNOW THAT’S MUCH DIFFERENT THAN HOW THE REAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TURNED OUT!


Instructional Links


Website: Ohio Secretary of State, My Ohio Vote

PDF: Kids Voting, Election Day Word Search

Interactive Website: League of Women Voters, Vote 411, Your Voting Guide

Newspaper Article: Plain Dealer, Electronic Poll Books Praised, April 3, 2017 | Describes use of new computer system in recent election.

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