Student Vote Day in Yukon

November 7th, 2016 by CIVIX

On November 7, elementary and high school students from across Yukon will take part in the Student Vote program for the 2016 territorial election.

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Student Vote provides students with the opportunity to cast ballots for the official candidates running in their electoral district after learning about government and the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and discussing relevant issues with family and friends.

From Whitehorse to Mayo to Old Crow, as many as 1,500 students are expected to participate, representing 13 electoral districts across the territory. 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 four registered political parties.

Yukon students were invited to submit questions to the party leaders. We selected three questions and shared them with the political parties, and we were pleased to receive video responses from all four. The questions focused on key election issues and the Q&A videos can 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 Elections Yukon and the Government of Canada.

The Student Vote election results will be released at the close of the official polls on Monday, November 7 (8 pm).

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