2007-08 Student Council Elections

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Student Council Elections




William Halley Elementary School
  Our First Electronic Election
• Students in grades 2-5 experienced
  democray by voting in electronic format for
  here at Halley. While waiting to vote,
  students learned about the history of
  voting in the U.S. and what it means to
  have individual opinions heard through the
  power of the vote. Enjoy these pictures of
  our future Adult Americans!
 Facts about voting in the USA
• You have to be at least 18 years old to
  vote in the USA
• You have to be a United States citizen in
  order to vote.
• In order to become president you must be:
  – At least 35 years old
  – A natural born citizen of the United States
  – A resident of the United States for 14 years
              More Facts!
• The two main political parties in the USA
  are Republican and Democrat.
• The place where people vote is called a
  poll.
• In the U.S. we vote for president every
  four years on the first Tuesday of
  November.
           Did you know…
• You cast your vote using a ballot.
• Once a president is elected, they will be
  the president for at least 4 years.
• A person running for office is called a
  candidate.
              Changes….
• Women were not allowed to vote until the
  year 1920 when the 19th amendment was
  passed.
• The 14th Amendment to the Constitution
  in 1868 gave African Americans the right
  to vote, but states still found ways to
  prevent them from voting, by using tricks
  such as literacy tests. Fortunately, this is
  no longer the case.

				
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