A mock election is “an election organized for educational or transformative purposes”. HIS, Karapakkam organized the mock election to introduce our students to the different ideals and conceptions of democracy before they become eligible to vote.
The elections are designed to give the students a better understanding of democratic institutions like Congress or local government, and help prepare them for their role as voters –ideally stimulating future young voters to use their vote.
Being involved into the democratic process is essential for the nation, and mock elections are an important tool because they connect “theory and reality”. Mock elections allow for active teaching, which better engages students’ minds. Students are more engaged in these issues by pretending to stand as a party candidate, speechwriters, or election administrators.