Student Vote Days for the Nova Scotia Municipal and School Board Elections

October 13th, 2016 by CIVIX

On October 13 and 14, elementary and high school students from across Nova Scotia will take part in the Student Vote program for the municipal and school board elections.

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Student Vote provides students with the opportunity to cast ballots for the official candidates in their municipality after learning about government and the electoral process, exploring the local issues, and discussing the election with family and friends.

From Sydney to Halifax to Yarmouth, more than 10,000 students from 170 schools in 43 municipalities are expected to cast ballots for their local council members and school board representatives. 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 Nova Scotia municipalities and school boards.

Students in the Halifax Regional Municipality were invited to submit questions to the mayoral candidates. We selected three questions and shared them with Mike Savage and Lil MacPherson, who sent us back their responses. The questions focused on safety, taxation and leadership. The Q&A videos can all be viewed here.

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, a national civic education charity dedicated to building the skills and habits of active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians.

This project is made possible due to financial support received from the Government of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association and the Government of Canada.

The Student Vote results for the 2016 municipal and school board elections will be released at the close of the official polls on Saturday, October 15 (7 pm).

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