Register for Student Vote Manitoba!
The 41st Manitoba general election is scheduled to take place on April 19th, 2016.
Student Vote provides students an opportunity to learn about the workings of government and our electoral system, research the parties and candidates, and experience the voting process firsthand.
The Student Vote program provides an excellent way to educate students about their rights and responsibilities and provides a teachable moment to discuss important issues and the future of Manitoba.
Student Vote is free and materials are offered in English and French. You can register now at: http://www.studentvote.ca/registration/ or by calling us at 1-866-488-8775.
All registered schools will receive educational resources, campaign posters, ballots and ballot boxes, voting screens, ballots and an election manual, and access to online tools, such as videos and slide decks.
This will be the sixth Student Vote conducted in Manitoba since 2004. In the recent federal election, 34,579 Manitoba students cast ballots from 337 schools. You can see the results for Manitoba ridings here.
In the Brandon Sun, École secondaire Neelin High School teacher Kerri Malazdrewicz says “I think it’s really important so that the kids actually understand what they will have to go through when they actually do vote for their first time. My Grade 9s have just taken it and run with it… They were so excited to cast their ballot and do their due diligence.”
Join hundreds of schools across the province for the upcoming Manitoba provincial election!