Week 4 Update: Ballots, Leaders’ Debate Clips and Preparing for Student Vote Day
Have you set a date for your Student Vote Day yet? National Student Vote Week is now just a week away (October 15-18).
Below you’ll find information relating to the ballot packages, tools for organizing your election and analyzing the leaders’ debate.
Your Student Vote ballots:
Our distribution team has spent the last four days packaging nearly 2 million Student Vote ballots, and they are now on their way to schools throughout the country. You can track your package using the notification email from Canada Post. As a reminder, you may receive a notice to pick up your package at a local Canada Post outlet or you may need to visit your community mailbox.
Please open your package to ensure you have the correct ballots. If you notice any issues, please let us know immediately.
‘Organizing Student Vote Day’ video:
Looking for tips on how to organize your Student Vote Day? We have created a video which summarizes the voting process, demonstrates how to layout your polling station, and outlines election roles for students. You can watch it here.
Leaders’ Debate video clips and analysis:
The English-language leaders’ debate took place last night, featuring Trudeau, Scheer, Singh, Blanchet, May and Bernier discussing key election issues within five segments. The themes included Canadian leadership in the world, human rights and immigration, Indigenous issues, affordability and income security, along with discussions about numerous other issues.
You can watch the debate in its entirety or view short clips from each segment on the Leaders’ Debates Commission website. Alternatively, view different highlights or summary clips provided by different media outlets:
- CBC News has compiled ‘Federal leaders’ debate highlights’ (17 minutes).
- Global News has assembled the ‘Standout moments from the night’ (13 minutes).
- CTV News offers their picks for the ‘Must-see moments from the leaders’ debate’ (11 short clips)
- The Globe and Mail features analysis of the key moments on the debate, the leaders’ and the key moments on their ‘Federal Election 2019’ page.
Our team has also prepared a case study on different ways to analyze news coverage of the debate and compare articles and the front pages from different sources.
If you or your students are interested in sharing your feedback about the structure and format of the debate, we encourage you to fill out the Leaders’ Debates Commission survey.
Please let us know if there is anything we can provide as you prepare for your vote next week!