Mock Election at SMS
LWVS coordinated with SMS social studies teachers across all grades to implement a school-wide mock general election on November 1, 2021. Students were provided a specially-prepared, age appropriate Voter’s Guide and offered the same ballot choices that a registered voter residing at the SMS mailing address would have encountered at the polls.
SMS Mock General Election Results
Nearly 1100 students voted on their computers.
NYS PROPOSAL 1: AMENDING THE APPORTIONMENT AND REDISTRICTING PROCESS
- SMS voted “Yes” (53.8%)
NYS PROPOSAL 2: RIGHT TO CLEAN AIR, CLEAN WATER AND A HEALTHFUL ENVIRONMENT
- SMS voted “Yes” (93.8%)
NYS PROPOSAL 3: ELIMINATING TEN DAY VOTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT
- SMS voted “Yes” (61.6%)
NYS PROPOSAL 4: AUTHORIZING NO-EXCUSE ABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING
- SMS voted “Yes” (58.3%%)
NYS PROPOSAL 5: INCREASING THE JURISDICTION OF THE NEW YORK CIVIL COURT
- SMS voted “Yes” (61.4%%)
Westchester County Proposition One: (ethics code of conduct / ethics committee)
- SMS voted “Yes”
NY Supreme Court Justice – 9th Judicial District Winners: (voters chose 5)
- Robert M. Berliner
- Christie L D’Alessio
- Thomas R. Davis
- Thomas Quinones
- James L Hyer
Westchester County Executive
- George S. Latimer 63.7%
Westchester County Clerk
- Timothy C. Idoni. (59.4%)
Westchester County Legislature (uncontested)
- Benjamin Boykin (100%)
Civics Jeopardy at SMS
All SMS students had the opportunity to test their trivia talents in the weeks surrounding the general election by playing a Civics Jeopardy game created by LWVS volunteers and SMS social studies teachers.
Can you name 2 amendments that expanded voting rights? Or what gives the federal government the authority to conduct a census every 10 years? If not, you may not be smarter than a middle schooler!
Please contact LWVSyouthprograms@gmail.com for more information.