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
• The two main political parties in the USA
are Republican and Democrat.
• The place where people vote is called a
• In the U.S. we vote for president every
four years on the first Tuesday of
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
• Women were not allowed to vote until the
year 1920 when the 19th amendment was
• 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.