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Keith Country Day School holds mock election

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This Tuesday, voters get to choose who gets to lead the state, but kids have a say too.

It was mock election day at Keith Country Day School.

Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade participated in the mock election process. It's an opportunity for students to learn about the candidates and the process of voting.

Even though their vote might not actually count, it does give us some insight about the upcoming election.

"There's kind of a tradition that the outcome of the election of the mock elections have kind of more or less accurately predicted the outcome of the actual elections. So we will see," says Ron lee, head of middle and upper of Keith County Day School.

And winners are — according to Keith Country Day students — for governor, Pat Quinn who won 50 percent of the vote compared to Rauner's 49 percent. And for Winnebago County sheriff, Bob Springer won with 61 percent of the vote.

The school had an 89 percent voter turnout.

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