Fern Bacon students learn about civic responsibility in mock election
Students at Fern Bacon Middle School got a lesson in civic responsibility on Friday, October 24, when they cast ballots for California governor and several propositions in a mock election.
MyVote California Student Mock Election is a program sponsored by the Secretary of State. Students at more than 900 schools participated this year in the program. Statewide results will be announced later this week.
At Fern Bacon, students were provided information to read and discuss in their core classes so they could make the most informed decisions. Students’ votes were collected and sent to the state of California to be counted.
After the students’ voted, they received an “I Voted” sticker.
The result: Governor Brown, 139; Neel Kashkari 37. Students also favored Prop. 1 (water bond) and Prop. 2 (rainy day fund).
Election Day is Tuesday, November 4.