On Saturday, the results were released of the 2020 Connecticut Student Mock Election, a nonpartisan, educational program to encourage young people to become active voters once they are old enough to vote.
The mock election was held by the Office of the Lt Governor in partnership with the state Dept of Education, with 48 high school districts participating; 3,056 students voted.
The voter education program was the first of its kind provided by the state.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden and the Democratic slate won in 42 of the 48 towns. Republican President Donald Trump took 4 of the 48 towns. There was a tie in East Haven and South Windsor.
“Our youth have the power to change the world,” said Lt. Governor Bysiewicz in a release.
From Oct 19 to Oct 30, students had the opportunity to cast their ballot for their choice of President.
Students voted for the same presidential candidates registered Connecticut voters will choose from on Election Day.
Under this initiative, students were introduced to the voting process and the power of voting. The mock election took place virtually to ensure every student – whether they were learning from home or in the classroom – were able to participate while protecting their health and safety.
The 2020 Connecticut Student Mock Election was an academic exercise and was not designed to predict the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election.