As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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I've loved voting since I was in 5th grade. I know my vote really didn't count then, but I loved writing "Jimmy Carter" on a slip of paper, folding it neatly, and dropping it in a shoebox on the teacher's desk. Thanks to Illinois Student Vote kids all across the state, with help from teachers like you, can experience the same thrill of voting. Not sure you know enough to hold a mock election, these folks got it all figured out for every grade from kindergarten through 12.

 
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