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Local Preschool, Jacobs High School Host Voting Events

The events will be held this week — days before the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Jacobs High School will get to vote during a mock presidential election this Thursday and Friday during the school's lunch period. 

Students will not only get to sound off on their presidential pick, but also vote on issues related to their education, including the effect of class size on learning and the best reward to motivate behavorial change, said Jennifer Christian, media relations coordinator for Jacobs High School. 

The purpose is to encourage students to vote once they turn 18 years old. 

"While the results have no official bearing on the presidential election, some of the data will be considered for school improvement initiatives," Christian said. 

Primrose School Votes for New School Mascot

Primrose Preschool, 2300 County Line Road in Algonquin, will holding a voting event this morning. 

As a way to demonstrate the importance of voting, kids at Primrose will vote for a new school mascot. They will choose between Billy the Duck or Percy the Rooster from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

"... the lessons our youngest citizens are learning about citizenship and character development will help shape the future of our country," according to a press release from Primrose Preschool. 

Also during the event, students will hold rally signs touting “Voting Rocks” and “I Love to Vote,” and will recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Additionally, the Primrose School will offer tips on how parents can talk to their children about voting and the election

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