Mt Juliet High School and the Wilson County Election Commission teamed up on Friday, April 26th to hold a Student Body Officer Election. The election involved freshmen, sophomores, and juniors voting for the 2013-2014 class officers.
In less than two hours approximately 600 students cast votes in the election. Mt. Juliet High School students conducted the election with procedures similar to those used in Federal, State and County elections. The student election officials checked voters photo IDs and verified they were eligible to vote. The voting system used for this election was the same system used for every election in Wilson County.
The Wilson County Election Commission appreciates the opportunity to work with the faculty and students at Mt Juliet High School to hold this election,” Phillip Warren, Administrator of Elections, said. “We welcome any opportunity to have young people, educators and the public have hands on experience with voting and elections.”
“Working with teachers Blake Hall, Angela Bates, Megan Grabinski, Jennifer Wallace, Josh Seal, John McGee and Mike Duncan and the students was a pleasure,” Warren commented. “They planned and ran an organized election with procedures that reflect how fair and legal elections are held in Tennessee.”
“For these students, this voting experience will, hopefully, be the start of a long tradition of exercising their rights and proudly voting,” Warren said.