- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A group of international students has learned about the American electoral process after spending Election Day at a Bloomington polling place.

Tim Mitchell, an international student exchange parent, showed his student and four others around the Bloomington Election Commission and his designated polling place at Evangelical Free Church on Tuesday. Mitchell and field representative Doug Drilling taught the students about voter verification and the voting process.

BEC Executive Director Paul Shannon demonstrated how voter records are viewed electronically by office workers.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph (https://bit.ly/1zwvCR6 ) reports all of the international students attend high schools in central Illinois. Carolin Eddelbuettel, a senior at Bloomington High School, said the voting system in her native Germany isn’t very different from the U.S.

Malene Lodden of Norway said visiting the polling place helped fulfill her desire to learn about different cultures while she’s studying at Mount Zion High School.


Information from: The Pantagraph, https://www.pantagraph.com

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