Student Vote uses the election as a teachable moment and enables teachers to bring democracy alive in the classroom. This hands-on learning program empowers students to experience the voting process firsthand and cast ballots for the official candidates running in the election.

Student Vote is a program of CIVIX, a national charity dedicated to strengthening democracy through civic education.

Program Info


Register your school

The program is open to elementary and high schools and there is no cost to participate. Schools may offer Student Vote to as many classes as they choose.


Receive materials

Registered schools are supplied with a variety of learning materials, including lesson plans, videos, slides and digital activity templates, as well as election supplies for the coordination of the vote.


Engage with the campaign

The activities are intended to inform students about government and election process, encourage research into the parties and/or candidates, and foster dialogue among students and their families.

Student Vote Day

Student Vote Day

Students vote for the local candidates running in their electoral district or municipality. The Student Vote results are shared publicly after the close of polls on election day.

Why Participate?

"The Student Vote parallel elections have become as important and meaningful in our school community as the actual elections. If you are a teacher in Canada that does not use Student Vote yet... you need to start!"



of educators said they would like to participate in Student Vote again.


of students said they believe that is our responsibility as citizens to vote in elections after participating in the program.


of parents said the program gave their family an opportunity to learn more about politics.


of students said they plan to vote when they are eligible.