Area high schools in Lee and surrounding counties took place in the mock election Iowa Straw Poll yesterday. The Office of Iowa Secretary of State states the goal of the poll is to “engage students in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will inspire them toward civic engagement”.
State wide results, shown here, show President Donald Trump the front runner for the Republican Presidential Candidate with 34.6% of the vote. Bernie Sanders, with 15.4% of the vote was the chosen candidate for the Democratic Party.
The students also voted on U.S. Representative Candidates – Districts 1 thru 4. When asked if they plan on registering to vote upon turning 18, 86.7% said yes.
Local results were as follows:
Keokuk High School
Central Lee High School
Fort Madison High School
To view the state wide results of the straw poll download this excel file that will allow you to search by County, City, and school.