Leading up to the Tuesday election, schools across the country have been participating in mock elections.
A number of area schools were part of this lesson in democracy. Carver Middle School decided to cast its ballots the same day as actual voters.
"The idea of voting is key to our society. It's our choice. It's the way that we make our choice in our government and also in our society and everything like that. They need to see that," said teacher Adam Boyette. "They need to get out and experience it so when they get of age, they know the importance of it. And they know it's something they need to do that it's their right, not only their privilege, but their right to do it as well."
The students cast their votes in their social studies classes Tuesday. The mock election was part of a statewide educational "Promote the Vote" program.