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Student Vote NL 2015

Monday, November 30 is Student Vote Day in Newfoundland and Labrador!

After learning about the democratic process, researching the candidates and party platforms, and debating the future of the province, students will have the opportunity to cast ballots for the official candidates running in their local riding.

We expect more than 5,000 elementary and secondary students from as many as 48 schools to participate from 31 of the province’s electoral districts. You can view all participating schools on our interactive map.

In addition to ballots and election resources, a wide variety of online tools has been made available to participating schools. The Student Vote NL website includes an online resource library with lesson plans, handouts and worksheets, as well as other educational tools like videos and PowerPoints.

We created a series of Q & A videos featuring all three party leaders: Paul Davis, Dwight Ball and Earle McCurdy. We invited students to submit questions to the party leaders and shared them with each of the province’s political parties. The questions touch on key election issues like safety, health care and education. The questions and answers can all be viewed here.

CIVIX is coordinating the Student Vote program for the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election with support from the Government of Canada.

This will be the seventh Student Vote project conducted in Newfoundland and Labrador. In the last provincial election, in 2011, more than 7,500 students cast ballots from schools across the province. You can find the complete results here.

Check back in at the close of polls on Monday – 8:00pm, or 7:30pm in parts of Labrador – to see the results of the 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Student Vote.

Are you interested in participating? It’s not too late to register! Please contact us at hello@civix.ca or by calling 1-866-488-8775.

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