Student Vote is an authentic learning program that provides students with the opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand and practice the habits of active and informed citizenship.
Elections Canada

Student Vote Canada is presented by CIVIX, in collaboration with Elections Canada.

Program Info


Register your school

The program is open to any elementary, middle or high school and there is no cost to participate. Schools may offer Student Vote to a single class or engage the entire student body in the program.


Receive materials

Registered schools are supplied with print and online pedagogical materials, posters and election supplies. The resources are targeted at grades 4 to 12, and the materials are available in both English and French.


Engage with the campaign

The activities are intended to inform students about government and the electoral process, enhance information literacy skills, encourage research into the candidates and issues, and foster dialogue among students and their families.

Student Vote Day

Student Vote Day

Students take on the role of election workers and coordinate a vote within their school. Participating students cast ballots for the election candidates running in the school’s electoral district. The results are shared publicly after the close of polls.

Why Student Vote?

Numerous independent evaluations have confirmed that Student Vote helps foster the characteristics of young voters, including enhanced civic literacy, increased political interest and discussion, and greater intention to vote.