Morinville Public School Grade 6 teacher Tara Hodgson said her students have been researching and following the election campaign closely for the past three weeks, part of their learning about democracy in Social Studies. She felt it would be a good idea to carry through with a mock election.
This year more than 835 schools are involved in Student Vote. At MPS, they learned about local candidates, local issues and the basics of the electoral process. Hodgson said the results from the student election would be available about the same time as the actual election results on Tuesday night.
Student Vote is a parallel election program for students under the voting age that coincides with the official election period.