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545390760acddWHS students participated in the Nebraska Student Vote on Thurs., Oct. 30. Students showed up the standard adult population, posting a 65% voter turnout in the event sponsored by the Nebraska Secretary of State's office.
WHS students participated in the Nebraska Student Vote on Thurs., Oct. 30. Students showed up the standard adult population, posting a 65% voter turnout in the event sponsored by the Nebraska Secretary of State's office.

MS/HS students cast their ballots in 2014 Nebraska Student Vote

WHS study body goes conservative; posts 65% voter turnout!

Wahoo High School recently participated in the Nebraska Student Vote, sponsored by the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office.

The Nebraska Student Vote is a mock election, where students have the opportunity to vote for United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and the Governor.

Schools from across the state participated in the event, including Wahoo High School and Wahoo Middle School. The WHS Student Council organized and ran the event at the high school.

Throughout the day on Thursday, October 30, all high school students had the opportunity to vote in the election. Wahoo High School students turned out in large numbers to vote. Out of 246 total students in the school, 161 voted, which accounted for a 65 percent voter turnout!

The results of this election were reported to the Wahoo Newspaper and the Secretary of State's Office, where they will be published statewide. To see the results, log on to http://studentvote.ne.gov. The WHS results are posted below.

  Vote Total % of Vote
U.S. Senate    
Ben Sasse (Republican) 113 70.10%
Dave Domina (Democrat)  15  9.30%
Jim Jenkins (By Petition)  12  7.50%
Tom Watson (By Petition)   8   5%
Write-in  13  8.10%
     
Total 161  
     
House of Representatives    
Jeff Fortenberry (Republican) 104 64.50%
Dennis Crawford (Democrat)  25 15.50%
Write-in  33 20.50%
     
Total 161  
     
Governor    
Pete Ricketts (Republican)  92 57.80%
Chuck Hassebrook (Democrat)  33 20.80%
Mark Elworth (Libertarian)  20 12.60%
Write-in  14  8.80%
     
Total 159  
     
Voter Turnout    
Total Students in School 246  
Total Students Voted 161  
Voter Turnout Percentage 65%  

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MS/HS students cast their ballots in 2014 Nebraska Student Vote

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