Student Vote Newfoundland and Labrador — The Results

May 16th, 2019 by CIVIX

Dwight Ball and the Liberal Party to form a majority government in province-wide Student Vote

More than 13,000 elementary, intermediate and high school students participated in the Student Vote program for the 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election.

After learning about democracy and informed citizenship, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of Newfoundland and Labrador, students cast ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s electoral district.

As of 4:30 p.m. today, 108 schools had reported their election results, representing all 40 provincial electoral districts. In total, 13,558 ballots were cast by student participants; 13,064 valid ballots and 494 rejected ballots.

Students elected Dwight Ball and the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador to form a majority government with 25 seats and 46.0 per cent of the vote. Ball also won in his electoral district of Humber—Gros Morne.

Ches Crosbie and the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador took 10 seats and will form the Official Opposition, receiving 33.4 per cent of the vote. Crosbie lost in his electoral district of Windsor Lake.

Alison Coffin and the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party won 3 seats and received 8.9 per cent of the vote. Coffin also won in her electoral district of St. John’s East—Quidi Vidi.

Two candidates with no party affiliation were also elected: Eddie Joyce in Humber—Bay of Islands, and Gloria Cooper in Exploits.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Alliance received 2.4 per cent of the vote, and did not elect and candidates. Party leader Graydon Pelley lost in his electoral district of Mount Scio.

This is the third provincial-level Student Vote project coordinated in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the eighth overall. In the 2015 federal election, 9,607 Newfoundland and Labrador students participated from 95 schools.

The Student Vote project for the 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election was made possible by the Government of Canada.

The Student Vote NL 2019 online results platform presents the province-wide results, as well as results for each electoral district and for each individual school.

VIEW THE COMPLETE RESULTS HERE: http://studentvote.ca/results/nl2019

 

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The electoral district of Mount Pearl—Southlands had the greatest number of participants with 928 valid Student Vote ballots cast. Gander was second with 875 valid votes, followed by Harbour Grace—Port de Grave with 808 valid votes.
  • The electoral districts of Gander, Placenta—St. Mary’s, Fogo Island—Cape Freels, Carbonear—Trinity—Bay de Verde, Exploits and Humber—Gros Morne each had 5 schools report results – more than any other electoral districts.

 

BACKGROUND:

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, a national civic education charity dedicated to developing the habits of active and informed citizenship among young people. Since 2003, CIVIX has coordinated 44 Student Vote projects at various levels of elections.

Other CIVIX programming includes government budget consultations with youth (Student Budget Consultation), coordinated visits between students and their elected representatives (Rep Day), a news literacy program for students (NewsWise) and professional development opportunities for teachers (Democracy Bootcamp).

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