Student Vote will provide Nova Scotia students with an opportunity to discuss local issues and the future of their community, and cast ballots for the candidates running for their municipal council.

Program Info


Register your school

The program is open to all schools and there is no cost to participate. Schools may offer Student Vote to as many classes as they choose. The materials are tailored for grades 3 to 12.


Receive materials

Registered schools are supplied with a variety of learning materials, including lesson plans, videos, slides and digital activity templates. The activities are flexible enough to be delivered through classroom, blended or remote learning.


Engage with the campaign

The activities are intended to inform students about municipal government and the election process, encourage research into the candidates and issues, and foster dialogue among students and their families.

Student Vote Day

Student Vote Day

Students vote for the election candidates running for council in their school’s municipality. Schools will have the option of holding their vote with paper ballots or have students vote online. The results are shared publicly after the close of voting on election day.


We live in a shared community, and our actions and choices matter to those around us. It is our hope that the Student Vote helps students understand the importance of being an active, caring and contributing member of society.