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It's Election Day
By Phyllis Naegeli
1 Mom and Ashley walked to the car. Ashley climbed in the back and buckled her seat belt. "Where are we going?" she asked as Mom got in the front seat.
2 "Today is Election Day," said Mom. "I'm going to vote."
3 "Can I vote too?"
4 Mom shook her head. "Not yet."
5 Ashley frowned. "Why not?"
6 "The law says you have to be eighteen," said Mom.
7 "But I want to vote," Ashley insisted.
8 Mom looked at Ashley in the rearview mirror. "Someday you will be able to vote."
9 "I don't like having to wait," said Ashley as she crossed her arms.
10 "The law is there for a reason," Mom said in a calming tone.
11 "Why would they make a law saying kids can't vote?"
12 "There is a lot you need to learn so that you can vote wisely," said Mom. "In school you will learn how our country is run. As you grow older, you will learn about different topics. You will decide what you believe about those things. Then you will be ready to vote."
13 Ashley sighed deeply.
14 "You sound unsure," said Mom.
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English Reading Comprehension: It's Election Day
French Reading Comprehension: C'est le jour Electorale
Spanish Reading Comprehension: Es Día de las Elecciones
Italian Reading Comprehension: E' il giorno delle elezioni
German Reading Comprehension: Es ist Wahltag
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