How Kids Would Choose the Next Commander-in-Chief

“The number one thing to look for is that they're responsible," one child said.

November 5, 2016, 10:57 AM

— -- With Election Day just around the corner, ABC News caught up with some of America’s youngest would-be voters to get their take on one of the most volatile elections in recent U.S. history.

At a mock election for children at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington, D.C., children get to experience what it’s like to have their voice heard in the Democratic process.

Ten-year-old Brooke Murphy told ABC News what she would look for in a presidential candidate.

“I think the number one thing to look for is that they're responsible and they know what they're doing,” Brooke said. “Sometimes people run for president and they don't know what they're doing.”

Some parents who brought children to the event said it’s important to start educating their children early about the electoral process.

“It’s definitely great to prepare her early to let her know that she has a right to make a decision,” said Brooke's mother, Janice Murphy. “She's the future, and so we really need to rely on them to make sure that we have what we need, and so, learning young and being about to get that commitment in and learning her responsibilities is a great idea.”

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