Barge-Lincoln Class Election


YAKIMA – With the help of the Yakima County Auditor, there’s a new reading class representative at Barge-Lincoln Elementary.

The fourth grade class held an election to better understand why people run for office.

Auditor Charles Ross printed actual ballots with the students’ names on them. Then the class voted for their new leader.

Ross says it’s important to expose kids to this at an early age so they can better understand what really goes on in an election.

“Anytime we get a chance to come out and talk to students and help them understand really what voting is about and it's a very important part of being a citizen and doing the right thing here in our community.”, Auditor Charles Ross.

Everything from cookies to pizza parties was used to gain votes, but we’ll see if the winner stocks to their political promises.

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