When students at high schools in southwest Iowa’s Union County cast a vote in the school election, it’ll seem like the real thing. That’s because they’ll be using the county’s voting equipment, and Union County Auditor Sandy Hysell says they’ll be voting electronically.She’s working with the government classes in the East Union and Creston schools, and they’ll use the E-V-2000 voting machines to cast their ballots this year for homecoming king and queen. Hysell says her staff will show the school kids the political process and what goes on in an election year.Kids taking government classes will also serve as the poll workers, verifying identify of voting students and making sure they haven’t already voted — just as in real elections — to make sure there’s no fraud, and will teach their fellow students how to use the voting machines.Hysell hopes it’ll be an on-going event. After the students have used the electronic voting machines to choose their homecoming king and queen, she hopes they’ll be well educated about the voting process by the time they reach adulthood.
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