During the first week of November, Adams CASP held “elections” at their site to elect a “President”, “Vice-President”, Speaker of the House” and several other offices. The CASP staff taught the CASP students why elections are held in the U.S. and why voting is important. The staff also instructed students how voting and campaigning are conducted.
CASP students who wanted to “run for an office” campaigned and handed out stickers and flyers to the CASP student body. Each candidate made speeches and answered questions from the crowd. After the speeches, all of the CASP students voted and received “I voted” stickers. Candidates had to win by majority. Because none of them won by majority, they held run-off elections the next day.
Each elected “official” will have responsibilities at CASP that last the entire school year. Some responsibilities include helping CASP staff plan special activities, giving announcements during circle time and more!
Below are pictures from election day!