On June 28, staff from the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section gave a presentation entitled “2016 Race to the White House” to fifty students, faculty, and staff at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur. Many of the participants are enrolled in Methodist’s American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) which allows students to complete half of their degree requirements at the college and complete the remaining requirements at a U.S. university of their choice.
Prior to the presentation, many of the students thought the election process in the United States was complicated. Embassy staff shared personal narratives and conducted a mock presidential election to simplify the process for students who are not yet old enough to vote in Malaysian elections. The students registered to vote, listened to candidates’ platforms, and voted for a candidate. At the end of the presentation Embassy staff and the students had an enriching question and answer session regarding the election process in the United States.