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Kennewick Middle Schoolers get Involved in Elections

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Usually you need to be 18 to vote on election day, but on Tuesday, some students were allowed to cast their ballots.

Middle schoolers in the Kennewick School District held a special election to determine their favorite school lunch.

Among the leaders were enchiladas, turkey and mashed potatoes and nachos.

The district holds the voting each year, and kids said, it's a fun way to get out and do what their parents do.

"Because kids aren't allowed to vote, then they should be able to vote for something, and so we get to vote for lunch," said Brady Record, a sixth grader at Desert Hills Middle School.

The perennial favorite is turkey with mashed potatoes.

The ballots will be counted this week and the kids will get their top five lunches during school in January.