Registered schools will receive a Student Vote Election Manual, ballot boxes, voting screens and ballots.

The Student Vote Election Manual is intended to help guide you through Student Vote Day. You will find suggestions on how to operate the parallel election within your school and guidelines for reporting your results.

If you are interested in voting online, please contact the CIVIX team to discuss the options available.

To adapt to policies and protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have focused on two key models for organizing the voting process. However, please use your best judgment and consult with your school administration to determine an approach that will work best for your school while adhering to the most up-to-date public health guidelines.

Submitting Your Results

Please ensure you report your results by 6:00 p.m. local time on Friday, October 16.

Adhering to the reporting deadline is necessary in order for CIVIX to include your school’s totals in the final results shared on election night (Saturday, October 17).

All schools must keep their Student Vote results confidential until after the close of official polls. Election officials should be sworn to secrecy.


Past Results

During the 2016 Nova Scotia municipal and school board elections, students took on the roles of election officials and hosted a Student Vote Day where students voted for mayors, councillors and school board members.

Their vote followed a series of instruction and activities focused on government and the electoral process, research into the candidates and issues, as well as dialogue with family and friends.

In total, more than 13,000 students participated from 112 schools in 32 municipalities.