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West Hills first graders cast their votes in a mock election
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West Hills first graders cast their votes in a mock election

They're not 18 years old yet, but some local kids got the chance to vote for the first time, while getting a lesson in democracy.

Okay, maybe their votes didn't actually count, but on Monday first graders at West Hills Elementary School participated in mock election.

Teachers at this school spent the last week teaching their students about the privacy of voting and how to cast a ballot. Each student had their own voter ID card and a secret ballot.

One first grader Maxwell Collins said learning about the process was fun.

"It's important to vote because our country is free to vote, and in some countries they are not allowed to vote, and in other countries men are allowed to vote and women aren't."

Before casting their ballots, students learned about each candidate. It was a close race, but Mitt Romney won the first graders' election by four votes.

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