HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Cynthia That-Cacopardo’s kids helped her exercise her right to vote in Hamden. All three kids showed off ‘I voted’ stickers.
“I just feel that election out of all the elections that I have been able to vote in is really important and even on our calendar we had lots of stars,” That-Cacopardo said.
She added that it is important to teach her kids about politics and that it’s their civic duty to cast their ballot when they are old enough to vote.
“I want them to realize they have a voice. They can be heard and to not just vote in the presidential elections but to vote in their yearly elections and town elections,” said That-Cacopardo.
Throughout the debates, her kids had hands-on experience learning about election coloring banners and picking out colorful balloons.
“We decided to make some signs and my oldest is really good at writing and he was writing USA and Connecticut,” That-Cacopardo said.
She brought her children to the polls to experience democracy.
“It’s important for them to know they have a voice no matter what that is,” she added.