More than 1,500 young people in the Northern Kentucky region came out on Election Day to participate in the democratic process by voting in a mock election.
From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., young people voted at the same precinct locations where their adults voted. The locations included several precincts in Boone County and Campbell County, several local schools, and every branch of the Boone and Kenton County Public Libraries.
The mock election was organized by Kids Voting Northern Kentucky, a nonprofit, non-partisan volunteer organization dedicated to teaching young people the importance of voting.
Votes were cast in the Senate, 4th Congressional District and Supreme Court races. They also weighed in on two important topics.
Here’s how the kids voted:
Paul (R): 757
Booker (D): 727
Massie (R): 576
Lehman (D): 593
Osborne (I): 274
1) Do you plan to register to vote when you turn 18?
2) Have you voted in a previous Kids Voting Election?
1st – 3rd: 479
4th – 6th: 491
7th – 9th: 75
10th – 12th: 14