By Phoebe Chau
Under the US Constitution, only US citizens over the age of 18 have the right to vote — but at a special election event at Madame Tussauds in Washington, hundreds of kids rushed to cast their ballots for their favorite presidential candidate three days before their parents even.
The event was held for the first time by the wax museum, whose general manager, Dan Rogoski, believes the mock election would get young voters to learn more about each candidate and the process of voting.
“We think it’s a unique event that no one has done before, and it’s a great opportunity for kids to come out and get involved in the election process,” said Rogoski. “We have an authentic voting machine here. Kids can step up, and they will vote for either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.”