We, The Kids

Children's Election at Anacostia Library

Voting at Anacostia.As a reminder that civic responsibility can begin at any age, the Anacostia Neighborhood library was proud to be a polling site for the 2012 Children's Election, open to citizens 17 and under! The children were given ballots to let their voices be heard on the following categories:

President: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney
Political party: Republican vs. Democrat
Color: Red vs. Blue
Animal: Donkey vs. Elephant

The “polls” were open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the results were:

Donkey: 75.4 percent Elephant: 21.5 percent
Red: 17 percent Blue: 80 percent
Republican: 12 percent Democrat: 83 percent


And ... (drumroll please ...)

With an unprecedented 100 PERCENT of the vote, President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term.  Many thanks to the 65 children who exercised their right to vote, and congratulations to all the winners!

Fun Fact: Established in 1940, the Scholastic Student Vote has correctly predicted every single presidential election since 1960!