Student Vote will provide students with an opportunity to learn about the British Columbia provincial election, debate the future of the province, and cast ballots for the official local candidates running in their school’s electoral district.
The program is open to all schools and there is no cost to participate.
Registered schools are supplied with print and online pedagogical materials (elementary and secondary level versions), posters and election supplies.
The activities are intended to inform students about government and the electoral process, encourage research into the parties, candidates and issues, and foster dialogue among students and their families.
Students vote for the official election candidates running in their school’s electoral district. The results are tabulated and shared publicly and with the media after the close of the official polls.