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Students Across The Nation Cast Their Votes

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Elementary and high students across the nation proved Tuesday that you don't have to be 18 to hit the polling booths. Kids and teens cast their votes in mock elections.

Fifth-graders in San Antonio poked their heads into cardboard booths to vote on their favorite Texan candidates.

While 37,000 students in Louisville, Ky. leaned Republican, students from kindergarten through 12th grade in Little Rock, Ark. headed to the left.

In Central Ohio, more than 40,000 students voted on the same issues that were on adult ballots on the Kids Voting DoubleClick Democracy online poll, and over 1,300 operated actual voting machines.

Kids Voting, launched in Phoenix, has become a nationwide initiative to stimulate children's interest in politics by providing classroom materials that teachers can integrate into their plans.