Student Vote Nunavut: The Results

October 30th, 2017 by CIVIX

2,000 Nunavut youth cast ballots in Student Vote program for the territorial election

More than 2,000 elementary and secondary students participated in the Student Vote project for the 2017 Nunavut territorial election.

After learning about territorial government and the electoral process, exploring the issues and candidates, and discussing the election with family and friends, students cast ballots for the official candidates running in their constituency.

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By 7:00 p.m. ET, 23 schools had reported their election results, representing 14 constituencies throughout the territory. In total, 2,035 ballots were cast by student participants.

VIEW COMPLETE RESULTS HERE: http://studentvote.ca/results/nu2017

 Our online results platform allows you to explore results by each constituency, as well as by each individual school.

This is the first Student Vote program to be held for a territorial election in Nunavut. In the 2015 federal election, 1,198 Nunavut students participated from 12 registered schools.

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians develop the habits of active and engaged citizenship. CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets, elected representatives and news literacy.

The Student Vote project for the 2017 territorial election was made possible with support from Elections Nunavut and the Government of Canada.

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Student Vote Day for the Nunavut Territorial Election

October 29th, 2017 by CIVIX

1,500 students will voice their political opinions in first-ever Student Vote program for Nunavut territorial election

Even though they are under the voting age, more than 1,500 elementary and secondary students from throughout Nunavut will have an opportunity to consider the future direction of their community, and vote for candidates running in their constituency.

The Student Vote program is a hands-on learning program that enables teachers to bring democracy alive in the classroom, and empowers students to experience the voting process firsthand and practice the habits of active and engaged citizenship.

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Participating schools are supplied with free learning materials and election supplies to help them engage in the campaign and organize a parallel vote.

Students learn about the territorial government and democracy, and research the issues and candidates through classroom activities, family discussion and campaign events. In the culminating activity, students take on the roles of election officials and coordinate the election process for their peers.

On Student Vote Day (October 30), students cast ballots for the candidates running for in their school’s constituency. The results are tabulated and released publicly following the closing of the official polls.

A total of 28 schools have registered to participate in the Student Vote program for the 2017 territorial election, representing 19 constituencies from across the territory. This is the first Student Vote program to be held for a territorial election in Nunavut.

With support from Elections Nunavut and the Government of Canada, the Student Vote program was offered free to schools.

The Student Vote election results will be released at the close of polls on Monday, October 30 (8 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT/ 6 p.m. MT).

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens and connect with their democratic institutions. CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets, elected representatives and news literacy.

Since 2003, CIVIX has coordinated 37 Student Vote projects at various levels of elections. In the 2015 federal election, 922,000 students cast ballots from 6,662 schools representing all 338 ridings.

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80,000 Alberta youth cast ballots in Student Vote program for the local elections

October 16th, 2017 by Dan Allan

More than 80,000 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote project for the 2017 local elections in Alberta.

After learning about government and the electoral process, exploring the issues and candidates, and discussing the election with family and friends, students cast ballots for their local municipal council and school board trustee candidates.

“CIVIX would like to thank all of the dedicated teachers that have made civic education a priority and added democracy to the curriculum,” says Taylor Gunn, President of CIVIX. “With more than 80,000 participants, we have surpassed expectations for our first-ever local elections project in Alberta.”

By 3:45 p.m. MT, 758 schools had reported their election results, representing 124 municipalities throughout the province. In total, 82,284 ballots were cast by student participants.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS: http://studentvote.ca/results/ablocal2017 

SCHOOL AUTHORITY RESULTS: http://studentvote.ca/results/home/municipal_results_by_school_boards/22

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Calgary: Naheed Nenshi was elected mayor with 45.9% of the vote, defeating Bill Smith (27.9%), David Lapp (7.5%), Andre Chabot (4.6%) and Stan ‘The Man’ Waciak (4.2%), among other challengers. More than 31,000 students cast ballots from 215 schools representing all 14 municipal wards.
  • Edmonton: Don Iveson was elected mayor with 57.3% of the vote, defeating Justin Thomas (7.4%), Carla Frost (6.5%), Mike Butler (5.1%) and Taz Bouchier (4.5%), among other challengers. More than 18,000 students cast ballots from 193 schools representing all 12 municipal wards.
  • Throughout the province: An additional 30,000 students from 121 municipalities throughout the province cast ballots for their local municipal council and school board trustee candidates.

BACKGROUND:
Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians develop the habits of active and engaged citizenship. CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets, elected representatives and news literacy.

The Student Vote project for the 2017 local elections was made possible with support from the Government of AlbertaEdmonton Community FoundationAlberta Teachers’ Association, Galvin Family Trust, Elections Alberta and the Government of Canada.

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Student Vote Days for the Alberta Local Elections

October 12th, 2017 by CIVIX

60,000 students will voice their political opinions in first-ever Student Vote program for Alberta local elections

Even though they are under the voting age, more than 60,000 elementary and high school students from throughout Alberta will have an opportunity to consider the future direction of their community and vote for candidates running for municipal council and school board trustee.

The Student Vote program is a hands-on learning program that enables teachers to bring democracy alive in the classroom, and empowers students to experience the voting process firsthand and practice the habits of active and engaged citizenship.

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Participating schools are supplied with free learning materials and election supplies to help them engage in the campaign and organize a parallel vote.

Students learn about local government and democracy, and research the issues and candidates through classroom activities, family discussion and campaign events. In the culminating activity, students take on the roles of election officials and coordinate the election process for their peers.

On Student Vote Day (October 12 and 13), students cast ballots for the candidates running for mayor/reeve, councillor and school board trustee. The results are tabulated and released publicly following the closing of the official polls.

A total of 934 schools have registered to participate in the Student Vote program for the 2017 local elections, representing 158 Alberta municipalities. This is the first Student Vote program to be held for municipal and school board elections in Alberta.

With support from the Government of AlbertaEdmonton Community FoundationAlberta Teachers’ Association, Galvin Family Trust, Elections Alberta and the Government of Canada, the Student Vote program was offered free to schools.

The Student Vote election results will be released at the close of polls on Monday, October 16 (8:00 p.m. MT).

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens and connect with their democratic institutions. CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets, elected representatives and news literacy.

Since 2003, CIVIX has coordinated 36 Student Vote projects at various levels of elections. In the 2015 federal election, 922,000 students cast ballots from 6,662 schools representing all 338 ridings.

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Calgary and Edmonton Mayoral Candidates Respond to Student Vote Questions

October 2nd, 2017 by CIVIX

Next week, elementary and junior/senior high school students from more than 900 Alberta schools will participate in the local elections through the Student Vote program.

On Student Vote Day (October 12 and 13), students will take on the roles of election officials and coordinate a vote for the election candidates running in their school’s municipality. Results are reported to CIVIX confidentially and shared publicly following the close of the polls on October 16.

To help students prepare for their Student Vote Day (October 12 and 13), CIVIX asked the mayoral candidates in Calgary and Edmonton to respond to four questions from students in their respective cities.

CALGARY

More than 160 student questions were submitted from schools across Calgary and we were please to receive video responses from several mayoral campaigns.

  • Students from Rosemont School asked: “What will be your biggest priority as Mayor?”

You can view all of the student questions and candidate responses from Calgary here: http://studentvote.ca/ablocal2017/calgary/

EDMONTON

More than 120 student questions were submitted from schools across Edmonton and we were please to receive video responses from several mayoral campaigns.

  • Students from Oliver School asked: “What will you do to improve the city? How will that process take place?”

You can view all of the student questions and candidate responses from Edmonton here: http://studentvote.ca/ablocal2017/edmonton/

 

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. Since 2003, CIVIX has coordinated 36 Student Vote programs at various levels of elections. In the 2015 federal election, 922,000 students cast ballots from 6,662 schools representing all 338 ridings.

The Student Vote project for the 2017 municipal and school board elections is made possible due to support from the Government of AlbertaEdmonton Community FoundationAlberta Teachers’ Association, Galvin Family Trust, Elections Alberta and the Government of Canada

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Student Vote Nova Scotia 2017: The Results

May 30th, 2017 by Dan Allan

More than 18,000 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote program for the 2017 Nova Scotia provincial election.

After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of Nova Scotia, students cast ballots for the official candidates running in their local electoral district.

As of 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, 163 schools had reported their election results, representing 50 of 51 electoral districts in the province. In total, 18,929 ballots were cast by student participants; 18,186 valid votes and 743 rejected ballots.

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Students elected Jamie Baillie and the PC Party to form a minority government with 25 seats and 36.4 per cent of the vote. Baillie won in his electoral district of Cumberland South with 35.9 per cent of the vote.

Gary Burrill and the NDP took 13 seats and will form the official opposition, receiving 25.9 per cent of the popular vote. Burrill won in his electoral district of Halifax Chebucto with 38.7 per cent of the vote.

Stephen McNeil and the Liberals won 11 seats and received 26.2 per cent of the vote. McNeil won in his electoral district of Annapolis with 41.1 per cent of the vote.

The Green Party received 1 seat and 8.7 per cent of the vote. Leader Thomas Trappenberg was defeated in his electoral district of Clayton Park West, but candidate Anthony Edmonds won in Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank with 33.8 per cent of the vote.

The Atlantica Party elected no candidates while receiving 2.5 per cent of the vote. Leader Jonathan Dean was defeated in his electoral district of Clayton Park West.

“We would like to thank all of the teachers for their enthusiasm and leadership, and for dedicating the time and effort to this civic education exercise at such a busy time of the year,” says Lindsay Mazzucco, Chief Operating Officer of CIVIX. “This is the second Student Vote project organized in Nova Scotia this school year and more than 30,000 ballots were cast by future voters in both the municipal and provincial elections.”

VIEW COMPLETE RESULTS HERE: http://studentvote.ca/results/ns2017

 

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • There were many close races across Nova Scotia, with 15 races determined by 15 votes or less.
  • The electoral district of Antigonish had the greatest number of participants with 1,140 valid votes. Hants East was second with 1,040, followed by Hammonds Plains-Lucasville with 852.
  • Kings South and Victoria-The Lakes each had eight schools report results – more than any other electoral district.

 

BACKGROUND:
Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens and connect with their democratic institutions. CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets and elected representatives.

The Student Vote project for the 2017 Nova Scotia provincial election was conducted with support from Elections Nova Scotia, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association and the Government of Canada

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Student Vote Day in Nova Scotia

May 28th, 2017 by Dan Allan

May 29th is Student Vote Day in Nova Scotia! 15,000 elementary and high school students across the province are expected to cast ballots for the official candidates running in the 2017 provincial election.

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Student Vote Nova Scotia 2017 is a hands-on learning program that enables teachers to bring democracy alive in the classroom by empowering students to experience the voting process firsthand for the purpose of practicing the habits of active and engaged citizenship. Participating schools are provided with free learning materials and election supplies to help students engage in the campaign and organize a parallel vote.

Students learn about government and democracy by researching the issues, party platforms and candidates through classroom activities, and family discussions and campaign events. In the culminating activity, students take on the roles of election officials and coordinate the election process for their peers. On Student Vote Day, students cast ballots for the candidates running in their school’s electoral district.

A total of 186 schools have registered to participate in Student Vote Nova Scotia 2017, representing 50 of 51 electoral districts. You can view all participating schools on our interactive map.

In addition to election materials, a wide variety of online tools have been made available to participating schools. The Student Vote website includes an online resource library with lesson plans, handouts and activity sheets, as well as other educational tools like videos and PowerPoints. Written profiles were prepared for all five registered political parties.

Nova Scotia students were also invited to submit questions to the party leaders. CIVIX selected five questions and shared them with the political parties. Video responses were received from the five parties. The Q&A focused on key election issues and all students and party videos can be viewed here.

The Student Vote Nova Scotia 2017 results are tabulated by electoral district and will be released at the close of polls on Monday, May 29th (8:00 pm Atlantic time).

The Student Vote project for the 2017 Nova Scotia provincial election is being conducted with support from Elections Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, the Government of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada.

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens and connect with their democratic institutions. CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets and elected representatives.

Since 2003, CIVIX has coordinated 36 Student Vote projects at various levels of elections. In the 2015 federal election, 922,000 students cast ballots from 6,662 schools representing all 338 ridings. Students elected a Liberal majority government.

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Student Vote BC 2017: The Results

May 9th, 2017 by Dan Allan

More than 170,000 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote program for the 2017 British Columbia provincial election.

After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of British Columbia, students cast ballots for the official candidates running in their local electoral district.

As of 4:15 p.m. this afternoon, 1,092 schools had reported their election results, representing all 87 electoral districts in the province. In total, 170,238 ballots were cast by student participants; 163,923 valid votes and 6,315 rejected votes.

Students elected John Horgan and the BC NDP to form government with 60 out of 87 seats and 39.0 per cent of the vote. Horgan won in his electoral district of Langford—Juan de Fuca with 55.7 per cent of the vote.

Andrew Weaver and the BC Greens took 14 seats and will form the official opposition, receiving 28.5 per cent of the popular vote. Weaver won in his electoral district of Oak Bay—Gordon Head with 48.9 per cent of the vote.

Christy Clark and the BC Liberals won 12 seats and received 25.4 per cent of the vote. Clark was defeated in her district of Kelowna West by NDP candidate Shelley Cook; Clark received 32.1 per cent of votes cast, compared to Cook’s 35.8 per cent.

Students also elected independent candidate Nicholas Wong in Delta South. Wong defeated Liberal candidate Ian Paton by 10 votes.

This is the fourth provincial-level Student Vote project conducted in British Columbia. In the 2013 provincial election, 101,627 students participated from 766 schools.

VIEW COMPLETE RESULTS HERE: http://studentvote.ca/results/bc2017

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • There were many close races across B.C., with eight races determined by 15 votes or less.
  • The electoral district of Surrey—Guildford had the greatest number of participants with 3,963 valid votes. Vancouver—Quilchena was second with 3,855, followed by West Vancouver—Capilano with 3,686.
  • Oak Bay—Gordon Head and Langley each had 20 schools report results – more than any other electoral district.

 

BACKGROUND:
Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens and connect with their democratic institutions. CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets and elected representatives.

The Student Vote project for the 2017 British Columbia provincial election was conducted in partnership with Elections BC and with support from the Vancouver Foundation, the BC Teachers’ Federation and the Government of Canada.

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Student Vote Day in British Columbia

May 8th, 2017 by Dan Allan

May 8th is Student Vote Day in British Columbia! More than 180,000 elementary and high school students across the province will cast ballots for the official candidates running in the 2017 provincial election.

Student Vote BC 2017 is a hands-on learning program that enables teachers to bring democracy alive in the classroom by empowering students to experience the voting process firsthand for the purpose of practicing the habits of active and engaged citizenship. Participating schools are supplied with free learning materials and election supplies to help students engage in the campaign and organize a parallel vote.

Students learn about government and democracy by researching the issues, party platforms and candidates through classroom activities, and family discussions and campaign events. In the culminating activity, students take on the roles of election workers and coordinate the election process for their peers. On Student Vote Day, students cast ballots for the candidates running in their school’s electoral district.

A total of 1,220 schools have registered to participate in Student Vote BC 2017, representing all 87 electoral districts, making this the largest Student Vote program held in the province to date. You can view all participating schools on our interactive map.

In addition to election materials, a wide variety of online tools have been made available to participating schools. The Student Vote website includes an online resource library with lesson plans, handouts and activity sheets, as well as other educational tools like videos and PowerPoints. Written profiles were prepared for all registered political parties.

British Columbia students were also invited to submit questions to the party leaders. CIVIX selected five questions and shared them with the political parties. Video responses were received from twelve parties. The Q&A focused on key election issues and all students and party videos can be viewed here.

The Student Vote BC 2017 results are tabulated by electoral district and will be released at the close of polls on Tuesday, May 9th (8:00 pm).

The Student Vote project for the 2017 British Columbia provincial election is conducted in partnership with Elections BC and with support from the BC Teachers’ Federation, the Vancouver Foundation and the Government of Canada.

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. CIVIX provides authentic learning opportunities to help young Canadians practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens and connect with their democratic institutions. CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets and elected representatives.

Since 2003, CIVIX has coordinated 35 Student Vote projects at various levels of elections. In the 2015 federal election, 922,000 students cast ballots from 6,662 schools representing all 338 ridings. Students elected a Liberal majority government.

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“Vote. It’s as simple as that” — Student Vote at Thomas Haney Secondary School

May 5th, 2017 by CIVIX

Marlowe Evans is a senior student at Thomas Haney Secondary School in Maple Ridge, B.C. Marlowe organized an all-candidates’ forum at her school as part of Student Vote BC 2017.

Vote. It’s as simple as that. Democracy is the foundation upon which our country was built and voting is what keeps us true to this principle. I am seventeen and can’t vote in legal elections yet, but I’m getting close.

I first voted in the fifth grade. Even then, everyone in my class felt empowered to be able to vote. Political parties know that the results of Student Vote are important. Young people become voters, and when we vote “for real,” we will already have a firm grasp of the process. The fact of the matter is, when I’m eighteen, I’ll already have student voted in three elections. It’s nearly the real thing.

Though my generation may have a reputation for not paying attention, for being apathetic, we get charged about our politics. Not a day of my high school career has passed without getting political. We are keen observers of what is swirling around us in the global, national, and provincial political arenas. Our discussions are intense and we have strong opinions. Today’s political actions shape the world we will inherit. High school students know what’s happening, and we discuss politics, often– between classes, at lunch, and on break.

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Student Vote provides an authentic voting experience for youth across Canada. Without being encouraged to become involved in the democratic process, our enthusiasm for politics may wane. Barely half of all eligible voters in the province bothered to vote in the 2013 provincial election. Nonetheless, Student Vote has encouraged me to become involved, not only with organizing a vote for my high school, but also organizing a political forum.

I hosted an All-Candidates Question Period at Thomas Haney Secondary at the end of April, allowing students to ask questions about issues that were relevant to them. The questions they came up with didn’t surprise me at all.

Sure, they asked about the housing crisis and drugs – important, but predictable. Little did I know they were only getting warmed up. Students went on, asking, “What is your party going to do for First Nations youth, and to preserve their culture?”Where does your party stand on women’s and LGBTQ+ rights?” While every candidate had an answer, it was clear that these were questions that made them think. The meeting was concrete evidence: youth are well aware of the issues and want to be involved.

So yes, my generation may have a reputation for not paying attention, for being apathetic, but we are charged. Every day reminds me that one day I will be a voter. That one day, everything we simulate with Student Vote will be happening for real. The passion that I experience through debate and discussion won’t only be taking place in classrooms and hallways, but on the world stage.

I encourage students and teachers in schools across Canada to participate in Student Vote. Next week will decide the future of B.C. for the next four years. Though I may not be legal to vote, I like to think that I can still make a difference. Student Vote enables me to express my opinion about what I believe is best for my province, and ultimately, my country.

Marlowe also wrote about the all-candidates’ forum she organized for the Maple Ridge News.

Student Vote BC 2017 culminates next week with more than 180,000 elementary and secondary students casting ballots in all 87 provincial electoral districts. Results will be released at the close of polls on May 9.

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