The General Election hasn’t been decided, but local students have already made their voice heard.
The Statewide Mock Election for students across Washington took place last week, and Grays Harbor and Pacific County schools were among those returning their ballots.
Statewide, 38,528 students voted in the 2016 Mock Election.
In Grays Harbor, 267 ballots were cast. 27 in grades K-5, and 240 in 6-12 grade. Pacific County saw 108 students participate, with 102 of them in grades 6-12.
In Grays Harbor, student voters rallied behind Donald Trump as their next President, with 43% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 30% and Gary Johnson came in 3rd at 11%.
Pacific County saw a swing drastically opposite. Clinton received over 48% of the vote, with 25% going to Trump. Johnson came in 3rd for the county, at just under 14%.
Both Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Patty Murray would retain their seats if students voted in both counties.
Initiative 1433, which would increase the state’s minimum wage to $13.50 by 2020, saw approval in both Grays Harbor and Pacific County.
Initiative 1491 to restrict access to firearms for certain individuals saw a large approval rating in Pacific County, passing by over 70%. In Grays Harbor it also passed by 60%
Initiative Measure No. 735 was approved in GH by the students, but with only 51% of the vote. In Pacific County it was an exact 50/50 split.
All of the Mock Election results, including by city, school and county, can be viewed here.
All of the Mock Election results, including by city, school and county, are available at KXRO.com.