Student Vote New Brunswick Results

September 24th, 2018 by CIVIX

Gallant and the Liberals win majority government in province-wide Student Vote

More than 24,000 elementary, middle and high school students participated in the Student Vote program for the 2018 New Brunswick provincial election.

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

As of 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, 175 schools had reported their election results, representing all 49 electoral districts in the province. In total, more than 24,000 ballots were cast by student participants; 23,700 accepted ballots and 700 rejected ballots.

“We would like to thank all participating teachers for their enthusiasm and dedication to this project during what we know is a busy time of the school year,” said Taylor Gunn, President and CEO of CIVIX. “This is the first Student Vote organized at the provincial level in New Brunswick and we are thrilled to have more than 24,000 ballots cast by future voters.”

Students elected Brian Gallant and the Liberal Party of New Brunswick to form a majority government with 26 out of 49 seats and 34.2 per cent of the vote. Gallant also won in his electoral district of Shediac Bay-Dieppe with 81.8 per cent of the vote.

Blaine Higgs and the PC Party of New Brunswick took 16 seats and will form the official opposition, receiving 27.1 per cent of the popular vote. Higgs won in his electoral district of Quispamsis with 48.3 per cent of the vote.

David Coon and the Green Party of New Brunswick won 4 seats and received 18.8 per cent of the vote. Coon won in his electoral district of Fredericton South with 48.6 per cent of the vote.

Kris Austin and the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick won 3 seats and received 11.0 per cent of the vote. Austin won in his electoral district of Fredericton-Grand Lake with 73.5 per cent of the vote.

The New Brunswick NDP elected no candidates despite receiving 7.9 per cent of the vote. Leader Jennifer McKenzie was defeated in her electoral district of Saint John Harbour.

KISS NB elected no candidates, receiving 0.5 per cent of the vote overall. Leader Gerald Bourque was defeated in his electoral district of Fredericton-Grand Lake.

This is the first provincial-level Student Vote project conducted in New Brunswick. The project was made possible by Elections New Brunswick.




  • The electoral district of Fredericton North had the greatest number of participants with 2,024 students. Fredericton South was second with 1,628 students, followed by Miramichi with 1,364 students.
  • The electoral district of Kent South had 8 schools report results – more than any other electoral district.




Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, a national civic education charity focused on developing the habits of active and engaged citizenship among young people. CIVIX programming focuses on the themes of elections, government budgets, elected representatives and news literacy.

This Student Vote project is conducted in partnership with Elections New Brunswick, the non-partisan office of the legislative assembly charged with running provincial and municipal elections.

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