Costa Rica’s children cast symbolic votes

April 8, 2014

Families lined up around the block at the National Stadium in western San José this afternoon for the Supreme Elections Tribunal’s official children’s election.

Although the results have no official significance, 2-18-year-olds have added to the party atmosphere of Election Day since 1978.

Just like the adults, kids are required to present some form of identification before being ushered into a tent where they cast their votes via iPad. Like official election results, the children’s election results will not be publicized until after 6 p.m.

The 2010 children’s election results accurately predicted the winner in the actual election results, with the National Liberation Party’s Laura Chinchilla handedly winning both. However, Libertarian Movement Party candidate Otto Guevara (also running in this election) fared better with the kids, placing second, despite capturing third place in the actual action.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

This week in the Peace Corps: Mural project opens doors to the explore the world
Changemakers
2442 views
Changemakers
2442 views

This week in the Peace Corps: Mural project opens doors to the explore the world

Taylor T. / Peace Corps Volunteer - February 23, 2019

Educational institutions play an important role in every community by providing a positive learning environment for students and teaching them…

Why Now: Oscar Arias accusers explain why they waited to come forward       
#MeToo
590 views
#MeToo
590 views

Why Now: Oscar Arias accusers explain why they waited to come forward       

Caeli Chesin - February 23, 2019

Óscar Arias Sánchez, 78, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and two-term Costa Rican president, has been accused of sexual assault…

Jacks or better to open
Fishing
516 views
Fishing
516 views

Jacks or better to open

Todd Staley - February 23, 2019

For the better part of the year, the rivers running into the Caribbean side of Costa Rica look like coffee…