One million school-aged students to vote in federal election

Even though they are not yet of voting age, more than one million elementary and secondary school students will have the opportunity to vote for a local candidate in the 2019 federal election, from 15 to October 18.

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TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2019 / CNW / - Young Canadians participate in debate and discussion about our country's future, research party platforms, consume the news, assess leaders and ask questions of their local candidates.

Even though they are not yet of voting age, more than one million elementary and secondary school students will have the opportunity to vote for a local candidate in the 2019 federal election, from 15 to October 18.

Student Vote Canada 2019 is a major parallel election held in Canada, with over 9,500 schools, in all 338 ridings, registered for the program. It is an effort of more than 25,000 teachers, from Masset, British Columbia, to Mary's Harbor, Newfoundland and Labrador, and everywhere in between.

“We sincerely thank the 30,000 teachers who took the time to participate in the Student Vote program with their students. It is a privilege for CIVIX to be able to support their efforts. ", explains Taylor Gunn, president of CIVIX.

“We are proud to support the Student Vote Canada program to provide students with the knowledge, understanding, interest and skills necessary to participate in democratic life. ", adds Stéphane Perrault, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada.

During Student Vote Week, students will be called upon to play the different roles of election officials responsible for setting up polling stations, supervising the vote and counting.

The results of the Student Vote are counted by constituency and will be announced publicly after the polls close on October 21.

You will find here a map on which the participating schools are identified.

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Student Vote is a program of CIVIX. Student Vote Canada 2019 was made possible through the support of Elections Canada. CIVIX is a registered Canadian charity, non-partisan, dedicated to strengthening democracy through citizenship education for school-aged youth. Elections Canada is an independent, non-political body that reports directly to Parliament.

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