MOTT HAVEN - Seniors at Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School are encouraging people in their community to vote.

They took over Third Avenue and 149th Street to hand out fliers Monday.

Their teachers tell News 12 The Bronx that they've been following the race between Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota in government class. The students have also been studying the big issues and watching the mayoral debates.

The students, who aren't old enough to vote, hope they inspired a few people to head to the polls.