Mock Elections at 14 High Schools in DuPage County

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Mid-term elections are an extremely important part of the election process, covering all 435 Congressional races, as well as important state offices including Governor Attorney General, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer and more. Unlike presidential elections, which use the electoral College to determine who the next president will be, congressional elections use the direct vote of a state’s citizens to choose the winners. 

As Illinois prepares to elect state, congressional and local public officials on Tuesday, November 6th, students and teachers in 14 high schools in DuPage County participated in mock elections. 

Since 2008, students experience a unique learning experience by voting in a mock election on actual voting machines, ballots and vote tabulators used in polling places. The League of Women Voters, the DuPage Election Commission and Governmental Business Systems (GBS) partnered with DuPage county High Schools to provide a hands-on learning experience. 

The League of Women Voters has, for more than 98 years, been grassroots, nonpartisan, civic organization dedicated to increasing voter awareness, education and civic participation. “We have a long history of community involvement and leadership, including nonpartisan election activities, such as sponsoring candidate debates and town hall meetings on important public issues. Bringing the mock election experience to the schools increases civic awareness.” One Glenbard West student said she was glad she was able to “practice” voting because now she won’t be nervous when she votes in November. 

Teachers like the “authentic” voting learning experience. “Democracy is not a spectator sport! We are so privileged at York High School to have a positive and sustainable relationship with Elmhurst League of Women Voters and DuPage County Board of elections allowing our students to have opportunities for both civic engagement and Exposure to the responsibilities of being a citizen.”

Social studies teachers worked closely with League representatives to maximize student participation. Students experience the entire voting process – from registering to vote to casting ballots. Students voted for Congressional representatives from the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 11th districts along with Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Controller, and Treasurer. 

Partnering with the League was the DuPage Election Commission. The Election Commission delivered actual voting equipment to the 14 schools, including voting booths, a ballot box and optical scanner. Student voters received the “I Voted Sticker” after completing the ballot and feeding it into the optical scanner.  

Following are the list of participating schools along with the official results. 

District Schools LWV  Ballots Counted Governor
Rauner Pritzker Jackson McCann Write In
87 Glenbard East Glen Ellyn    1,305     337        767      108        71     21
87 Glenbard North Wheaton    1,630     512     1,029      133        45     -  
87 Glenbard South Glen Ellyn       518     149        290        31        34     11
87 Glenbard West Glen Ellyn    1,229     405        549      174        71     -  
88 Addison Trail  Elmhurst       254       82        132        24        13      2
94 Community HS District 94 Wheaton       301       83        181        21        13     -  
108 Lake Park - East (Frosh/Soph) Roselle/Bloom       316     135        149        19        22     -  
108 Lake Park - West (Jr/Sr) Roselle/Bloom       319     110        154        16        21     17
200 Wheaton North Wheaton    1,536     653        640        93      106     -  
200 Wheaton/Warrenville So Wheaton    1,548     572        713      115        85     -  
203 Naperville North Naperville       358       98        202        40          8      8
204 Metea Valley  Naperville       559     137        361        32        19     10
204 Waubonsie Valley  Naperville       271       67        169        23          9      2
205 York Elmhurst    1,962     571        835      128        56     56
    Totals  12,106  3,911     6,171      957      573   127

 

District Schools LWV  Ballots Counted Attorney General
Harold Raoul Harsy
87 Glenbard East Glen Ellyn    1,305     379     668    246
87 Glenbard North Wheaton    1,630     554     901    262
87 Glenbard South Glen Ellyn       518     170     247      79
87 Glenbard West Glen Ellyn    1,229     407     627    198
88 Addison Trail  Elmhurst       254      96     102      53
94 Community HS District 94 Wheaton       301      94     157      49
108 Lake Park - East (Frosh/Soph) Roselle/Bloom       316     133     118      70
108 Lake Park - West (Jr/Sr) Roselle/Bloom       319     115     141      61
200 Wheaton North Wheaton    1,536     688     626    210
200 Wheaton/Warrenville So Wheaton    1,548     633     629    274
203 Naperville North Naperville       358      87     193      66
204 Metea Valley  Naperville       559    160     322      74
204 Waubonsie Valley  Naperville       271      81     140      48
205 York Elmhurst    1,962     703     782     429
    Totals  12,106  4,300  5,653  2,119

 

District Schools LWV  Ballots Counted Secretary of State
Helland White Dutner
87 Glenbard East Glen Ellyn    1,305      225      965     107
87 Glenbard North Wheaton    1,630      300   1,319     108
87 Glenbard South Glen Ellyn       518      109      366       37
87 Glenbard West Glen Ellyn    1,229      278      827     122
88 Addison Trail  Elmhurst       254        47      175       29
94 Community HS District 94 Wheaton       301        31      251       16
108 Lake Park - East (Frosh/Soph) Roselle/Bloom       316        81      204       47
108 Lake Park - West (Jr/Sr) Roselle/Bloom       319        73      221       25
200 Wheaton North Wheaton    1,536      524      885     116
200 Wheaton/Warrenville So Wheaton    1,548      407   1,012     124
203 Naperville North Naperville       358        63      257       32
204 Metea Valley  Naperville       559      104      421       33
204 Waubonsie Valley  Naperville       271        66      185       18
205 York Elmhurst    1,962      601   1,086     233
    Totals  12,106   2,909   8,174  1,047

 

District Schools LWV  Ballots Counted Controller
Senger Mendoza Ball
87 Glenbard East Glen Ellyn      1,305       317          749     229
87 Glenbard North Wheaton      1,630       438       1,034     247
87 Glenbard South Glen Ellyn         518       140          262      93
87 Glenbard West Glen Ellyn      1,229       387          607     233
88 Addison Trail  Elmhurst         254         67          130      49
94 Community HS District 94 Wheaton         301         58          209      32
108 Lake Park - East (Frosh/Soph) Roselle/Bloom         316       100          160      62
108 Lake Park - West (Jr/Sr) Roselle/Bloom         319         96          161      60
200 Wheaton North Wheaton      1,536       661          685     182
200 Wheaton/Warrenville So Wheaton      1,548       582          719     227
203 Naperville North Naperville         358         68          211      72
204 Metea Valley  Naperville         559       156          334      66
204 Waubonsie Valley  Naperville         271         90          143      32
205 York Elmhurst      1,962       725          867     327
    Totals     12,106     3,885       6,271  1,911

 

District Schools LWV  Ballots Counted Treasurer
Dodge Frerichs Leheney
87 Glenbard East Glen Ellyn    1,305     370        699       154
87 Glenbard North Wheaton    1,630     529        914       208
87 Glenbard South Glen Ellyn       518     190        235         50
87 Glenbard West Glen Ellyn    1,229     397        563       228
88 Addison Trail  Elmhurst       254      79        107         46
94 Community HS District 94 Wheaton       301      73        168         36
108 Lake Park - East (Frosh/Soph) Roselle/Bloom       316     132        124         51
108 Lake Park - West (Jr/Sr) Roselle/Bloom       319     125        143         37
200 Wheaton North Wheaton    1,536    719        590       151
200 Wheaton/Warrenville So Wheaton    1,548    722        603       152
203 Naperville North Naperville       358      99        183         55
204 Metea Valley  Naperville       559    176        298         65
204 Waubonsie Valley  Naperville       271      92        136         30
205 York Elmhurst    1,962    853        741       266
    Totals  12,106  4,556    5,504    1,529

 

District Schools LWV  Ballots Counted 5th Congressional 6th Congressional 8th Congressional 11th Congressional
Hanson Quigley Roskam Casten Diganvker Krishnamoorthi Stella Foster
87 Glenbard East Glen Ellyn    1,305                 411         878    
87 Glenbard North Wheaton    1,630          743      988        
87 Glenbard South Glen Ellyn       518          206      303        
87 Glenbard West Glen Ellyn    1,229          591      631        
88 Addison Trail  Elmhurst       254                    95         158    
94 Community HS District 94 Wheaton       301          124      174        
108 Lake Park - East (Frosh/Soph) Roselle/Bloom       316                 123         198    
108 Lake Park - West (Jr/Sr) Roselle/Bloom       319                 105         208    
200 Wheaton North Wheaton    1,536          846      682        
200 Wheaton/Warrenville So Wheaton    1,548          808      725        
203 Naperville North Naperville       358                 92     258
204 Metea Valley  Naperville       559               144     413
204 Waubonsie Valley  Naperville       271                 89     178
205 York Elmhurst    1,962      753    1,186            
    Totals  12,106      753    1,186    3,318   3,503         734      1,442   325     849
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