Graves students use real voting machine thanks to Co. Clerk Kennemore | Politics
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Lowes Elementary fifth grader Kade Burnett enters his ballot in a real voting machine at his school while Graves County Clerk Barry Kennemore oversees the process.
Kennemore said he has made it a practice to offer the activity to all public schools in Mayfield and Graves County, rather than to wait for schools to request it. That was after some high school students told him they’d gotten to vote as elementary students and others did not. He explained that the way students vote typically mirrors their parents’ vote. For that reason, he limits the student vote to federal presidential elections, not local races.
Pollsters might want to note that in Lowes the vote was 154 for Republican challenger Mitt Romney and 118 for Democrat incumbent Barack Obama.
Graves County Superintendent Pete Galloway praised the county clerk, saying, “Mr. Kennemore not only is showing each student that their vote matters, he’s showing them that they matter. I’m confident most of them will remember this experience and will be more likely to vote as adults.”
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