FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
Contact: Kristen Muszynski
Students choose Biden for president in 2020 mock election
AUGUSTA – Students from 92 Maine schools chose Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the U.S. presidential race, in student mock election results tallied Wednesday in Augusta.
The voting has been underway at Maine schools since mid-October, for the offices of U.S. President, U.S. Representative and U.S. Senate.
Chellie Pingree (D-North Haven) won the student vote for the District 1 U.S. Representative to Congress seat and Jared Golden (D-Lewiston) won for the District 2 U.S. Representative to Congress seat. Students chose Sara Gideon (D-Freeport) in the U.S. Senate race.
Full results are posted online at http://www.maine.gov/mockelection/. Statewide results will be provided to the National Student Mock Election program for inclusion in national results.
“The mock election is a great opportunity for students to learn about democracy and feel prepared to exercise their right to vote in a few years,” said Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. “It’s an important introduction to the process.”
Due to pandemic gathering restrictions, the mock election in-person “Rally and Tally” event was canceled this year, but students can experience the department’s new virtual tour of a polling place, created with the cooperation of Lewiston City Clerk Kathy Montejo.
For more information about the mock election, visit https://www.maine.gov/sos/kids/mockelection/index.html .