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Student Vote Brings the Electoral Process to the Classroom

Twelve AVRSB schools registered for the Student Vote program for the 2017 Nova Scotia provincial election. Throughout the month-long election campaign, students learned about the electoral process, researched parties and platforms, then cast their ballots on May 29 for the candidates running in their local electoral district.

The riding of Kings South had the highest number of participating schools across the province, with eight schools registered. Among those eight was Coldbrook and District School, where students Payton and Katelyn were proud to serve as poll clerks on election day, as pictured above. The only other electoral district to have the same number of particpating schools was Victoria-The Lakes.

Student Vote is a program of Civix Canada, a non-partisan national charity dedicated to building citizenship among young Canadians. Through mock elections that parallel real-life election processes, Student Vote provides youth under the voting age with an opportunity to become engaged citizens by experiencing the voting process firsthand. For more information on Student Vote and the results from Nova Scotia schools, visit  http://studentvote.ca/ns2017/ 

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