Katniss wins mock election at Fun Fair


The League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area staffed a table during the Oberlin Family Fun Fair to encourage young people to participate in its mock election while adults completed voter registration or change of address forms.

Voter service committee chair Kathie Linehan reported that 147 young voters experimented with voting in a fun “race” between fictional characters.

Katniss from “The Hunger Games” was the favorite choice for fearless leader with 53 votes, followed closely by Anna from “Frozen” with 48 votes. Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory” garnered 29 votes and “Kid President” Robby came in last with 17 votes.

The League will make voter registration forms available at the Oberlin Public Library from early September until the last weekday before the voter registration deadline of Oct. 5.

League members are hard at work planning the 2015 Voter Guide for the coming general election on Nov. 3, which will include information on local races and issues.

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