Keiki practice casting votes at Mid-Pacific Institute

Keiki practice casting votes at Mid-Pacific Institute
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By Ryan Lothspeich
HNN Fall Intern

Mid-Pacific Institute students cast their ballots on Monday as part of the We Vote Hawaii campaign, which aims to help keiki learn about the election process and prepare them for a lifetime of voting.

The students cast their ballot electronically from polling booth simulator.

"I think it's important for kids to vote because they really get to see what it's like to be an adult," Mid-Pacific student, Kaci Muroto said. "It's great practice so that when they turn 18 they can see how much they make a difference."

The We Vote Hawaii program encourages students to be educated on the issues and the candidates as they head to the polls for the real thing in a few years.

"This election process is important because in the next four years were going to be graduating high school and some of us or probably most of us will be at the age of voting," student, Brandon Lum said. "So we need to be prepared on what to vote and make sure we vote for the right candidate."

Tens of thousands of keiki across Hawaii will be voting in the We Vote Hawaii program this election.

Results will be released on election night at 6:00 p.m. when the adult polls close.

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