Student Vote provides youth under the voting age with an opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand and build the habits of active and engaged citizenship. The program is an excellent way to create a ‘teachable moment’ out of the official election.
Students learn about government and the electoral process, and research the issues, parties and candidates through classroom learning, campaign activities, media consumption and family dialogue. On Student Vote Day, students take on the roles of election officials and coordinate a vote for the election candidates running in their school’s electoral district. The results are reported to CIVIX confidentially and shared publicly following the close of the polls.
Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. Since 2003, CIVIX has coordinated 37 Student Vote programs at various levels of elections. In the 2017 provincial election, more than 170,000 students cast ballots from 1,092 schools representing all 87 electoral districts.
The Student Vote program is conducted in partnership with Elections BC and will be offered to all schools at no cost. Participating schools will receive activity guides, campaign posters, electoral district maps, ballots and ballot boxes. Registration will open in advance of the next provincial general election.
Past B.C. results