Mock Election 2016

by Julia Reeder, Reporter

     Here at Rock Canyon, there are only few who are eligible to vote in this year’s election. Some of us are passionate in these politics, some simply do not care, and others try to avoid the news at all costs. Regardless of which you relate to, we all have a voice. Eighteen is not the cut off age to finally being able to speak of what you believe in and endorse the candidate of your choice. From freshman to seniors, we all need to be heard. This is why our school will be holding a Mock Election this year on November 7th.

    If you go to the Rock Canyon website and click on the Learning Commons tab, there is a registration tab towards the top of the page that will allow you to fill out a simple form and therefore allow you to vote in our school’s mock election. The questions on the form range from your age, to your eligibility to vote in this year’s election, to the party you most reside with.

    Although this Mock Election is a fantastic way to get involved indirectly with our country’s politics, your vote is not to be taken lightly. It is vital that you do your research on all candidates in order to make an informed decision. Do not focus all of your time and energy on the good or bad qualities of one candidate; look at each party’s nominee and really take a minute to go through their morals and stances on things. Also, be sure to expand on your sources. Do not look on news company’s website and do not just watch one reporter tell you all about this election, as many news programs tend to lean either more right or left, even if they don’t directly endorse a candidate.

    Even though not every one of us in this school are eighteen quite yet, that doesn’t mean we are not entitled to our right to speak and think as a U.S. citizen, and it certainly doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care. This is our country and our future, let’s own it.screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-12-54-55-pm