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Kids Cast Their Ballots in New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- Adults weren't the only one casting their ballots Tuesday.

Students at 12 different schools got a crash course in the voting process.

At Alderman Elementary School, students shuffled in to makeshift polls to vote on their own issues.

Students could circle yes or no for school uniforms, and for whether the county should spend more on public parks.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo helped the children with the voting process and tried to instill a little voter pride in a group of first graders.

The student council president says she hopes that pride will last until the children can legally vote.

"I think it's good for them to experience what it's actually like. I know I am looking forward to being old enough to vote and hopefully they are too. I also think it's important for kids to share their opinions on other things," said Campbell Cooper, the student council president.

Kids Voting is a non-profit, non-partisan organization in 30 states.

Reported by Kim Gebbia

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