Thousands of students in grades K-12 can experience voting by taking part in the annual Washington state Mock Election.
Sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of State, the Mock Election is in its 11th year. Voting takes place online, starting at 9 a.m. Monday and ending at 1 p.m. Oct. 30.
Students can vote by going to the Mock Election website at vote.wa.gov/MockElection. Students who participate will receive “I Voted!” stickers from their teachers.
Students will weigh in on two high-profile state initiatives: I-1366, which seeks to make it harder to raise taxes, and I-1401, which prohibits the sale of endangered animals or their parts.
In addition to the two statewide initiatives, Thurston County teens will vote on the two Olympia port commissioner races.
The Mock Election happens a week before the General Election — Nov. 3. Results will be posted at 1.usa.gov/bB9M3Q.