Jordan Pilkington isn't even old enough to get behind the wheel, but on Thursday he took the chance to mark his ballot. Well, kind of. The ninth grader and h is classmates took part in a mock election and voted for Fayetteville Mayor and President of the United States.
"You normally don't get to so, it feels important and it's interesting that you get to see what the people want. What the future generations want for their country," said Jordan. "I think it's important because you know, you can come down and get to know what voting really is and you get to experience it before you actually get to vote."
Teacher Shay Hopper put on the poll. She wants this generation of student to be ready when they can go to the ballot box, for real.
"We think that exposure and practice for our students is incredibly important because we have a large number of ninth graders who will be 18 for the 2016 election," said Hopper.
And these young voters are prepped for politics.
"We've all watched all three debates, we've talked a lot about these debates in our classes. There's been kind of a buzz in the air and our kids have been actually really excited," said Hopper.
Jordan hopes everyone who has the chance to vote, do just that.
"You're a citizen of the United States, so I would vote. I mean, if you don't, you have no say in what your country does."
The votes will be tallied and announced on Friday.