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 designed for grades 4 to 12.
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.
The activities are intended to inform students about democracy, government and the election process, encourage research into the parties and candidates, and foster dialogue among students and their families.
Students vote for the official candidates running for election in their school’s constituency. Due to the pandemic, 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.