More than 18,000 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote program for the 2017 Nova Scotia provincial election.
After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of Nova Scotia, students cast ballots for the official candidates running in their local electoral district.
As of 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, 163 schools had reported their election results, representing 50 of 51 electoral districts in the province. In total, 18,929 ballots were cast by student participants; 18,186 valid votes and 743 rejected ballots.
In the Student Vote results, the PC Party forms a minority government with 25 seats. The NDP forms the Official Opposition with 13 seats and the Liberals win 11 seats. One Green Party candidate was elected.
VIEW THE COMPLETE RESULTS HERE: http://studentvote.ca/results/ns2017