Landmark College Hosts “First In the Nation” Mock Election
PUTNEY, VT — Landmark College students take to the polls on campus in the region's first preview of how 18-24 year-old voters feel about the candidates and the issues.
The ballot lists everyone running for President of the United States, regardless of national media attention. The mock election ballot includes Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and also includes lesser-known candidates such as Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party, Rocky Andersen of the Justice Party, and yes, even Roseanne Barr of the Peace and Freedom Party.
The ballot questions, culled from ballot initiatives across the country, include the legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage, the abolition of the death penalty, and Death With Dignity, also known as the “right to die” for terminally ill patients.
Perhaps most interesting to faculty and staff at Landmark College is how students will vote on the question, “What is the most important issue influencing your vote?” Answers include the economy, universal health care, affordability of higher education, foreign policy, immigration reform, employment, the federal budget deficit or energy.
Results will be tabulated electronically and released to students Wednesday.
Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Today Landmark College is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with learning differences including dyslexia, ADHD and ASD, and draws students from all over the world for its innovative educational model, designed to help all students who learn differently become confident, self-empowered, and independently successful learners.
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