Leading up to today’s big Federal Election, Grades 4 to 8 students at Milverton Public School participated in the entire elections process.
Complete with Deputy Returning Officers, Poll Clerks and Greeters, the process was expertly run through the leadership of teacher Jennifer Brockman with the help the Student Vote program.
Student Vote, delivered by Civix – a non-partisan, national registered charity – is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with official election periods. Participants learn about the electoral process, political parties and issues, and participate in an authentic vote on the official local candidates. The Student Vote election results are shared with media for broadcast and publication following the close of the official polls.
The purpose is to provide young Canadians with an opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand and practice the habits of informed and engaged citizenship.