Presidential candidate Mitt Romney won in Lacey Middle School’s mock election on Wednesday.
The Election Board of Ocean County lent the school two voting booths. Each student voted in the booth for president and U.S. Senate and on a paper ballot for the House of Representatives and the Lacey Committee.
Romney received 52 percent of the votes while President Barack Obama got 48 percent.
Locally, the students voted for Mayor Mark Dykoff and Committeeman Gary Quinn to keep their seats on the Lacey Township Committee. The full results are below.
Department Chair Paul Groben previously said that the results each year are “interesting.
“In the past, they’ve been remarkably accurate and almost in every case, opposite of the township,” he said.
One year, the student body came within one-tenth of the actual result, he said.
In 2008, the Presidential Mock Election results were as follows: 371 students or 53 percent of the student body voted for Barack Obama while 326 students or 47 percent voted for John McCain.
Obama won the 2008 race with 52.9 percent of the votes.
|Candidate||Number of Votes Received||Percentage of Votes Received|
|Mitt Romney (R)||335||52|
|Barack Obama (D)||305||48|
|Joe Kyrillos (R)||316||56|
|Robert Menendez (D)||251||44|
|House of Representatives|
|Jon Runyan (R)||400||63|
|Shelley Adler (D)||237||37|
|Lacey Township Committee|
|Mark Dykoff (R)||463||39|
|Gary Quinn (R)||424||36|
|Shawn Judson (D)||301||25|