Welcome To VOTES 2012

NATIONWIDE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CHOOSE OBAMA FOR 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

November 4, 2012, Mount Hermon, MA -- High school students across the country took to the polls this month and chose President Barack Obama to serve another term as President of the United States in a nationwide mock election.

More than 54,000 students from more than 130 schools across the United States -- at least two from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia -- participated in this year's VOTES Project. Barack Obama received 316 electoral votes and Republican challenger Mitt Romney received 208. Obama received 50.2% of the popular vote (27,107), and Romney earned 41.2% (22,252).

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VOTES (Voting Opportunities for Teenagers in Every State), a nationwide mock election project for high school students, is celebrating its 24th anniversary. The project, begun in 1988 by history teachers Jim Shea and Lorrie Byrom from Northfield Mount Hermon School, includes teen voters from one public and one independent school in each state. For teenagers, nearly all of whom will be voters in the election of 2016, the project teaches the significance and the excitement of the democratic process. This year's American election has captured the interest of people around the world and VOTES 2012 promises to be an important educational program. Explore the VOTES 2012 website to learn more about the project. Jim Shea and Lorrie Byrom welcome your questions. Contact them by email at jshea@nmhschool.org or lbyrom@nmhschool.org.

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