By Student Vote
This October, more than 6,000 schools and 700,000 students from across Canada are expected to take part in the largest student parallel election ever conducted.
Student Vote is a hands-on learning program that gives students under the voting age an opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand and build the habits of informed and engaged citizenship.
Students learn about government and the electoral process, and research the issues, parties and candidates through classroom learning, media consumption, family dialogue and school-wide events. The program culminates with an authentic vote where students take on the roles of election officials and cast ballots on the election candidates running in their school’s riding. The Student Vote results are shared with the media for broadcast and publication following the close of the official polls.
The next Student Vote program will take place in conjunction with the 2015 federal election scheduled for October 19, 2015. The program is free and open to all schools in the country.
Registered schools will receive educational resources, posters, riding maps, ballots and ballot boxes.
Learn more by visiting www.studentvote.ca or calling toll free: 1-866-488-8775.