Pine River Students Vote in the Federal Election

All Pine River students will have the opportunity to vote in Canada’s Federal Election. Last Tuesday morning we brought nine Pine River students to the Elections Canada office in Orangeville. Each of these students was able to vote by Special Ballot in their home riding. The students who have not yet reached the age of majority will participate in Student Vote, a national program that runs a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with official election periods. The purpose is to provide young Canadians with an opportunity to experience the democratic process firsthand and practice the habits of informed and engaged citizenship. http://www.studentvote.ca/

The numbers: 11 students voting in the Federal Election, 17 students participating in Student Vote program

It is inspiring to see young people so interested and enthusiastic about the democratic process! Don’t miss the chance to have your voice heard – VOTE TODAY!