It introduces students to democracy by allowing them to witness the steps required for an efficient election day. The Behind the scenes of an election program takes place during a provincial by-election.
How it Works
- Secondary school students in each electoral division holding a by-election are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at an election.
- The students selected for the program receive a checklist that summarizes the election activities in their division.
- On polling day, students start by seeing their school be transformed into a polling station. They then observe all electoral activities being carried out. The program also includes visits to various polling places, lunch with the Chief Electoral Officer, a visit to the office of the Returning Officer, a simulated counting of the votes and a workshop on civic engagement.
- Throughout the day, students are encouraged to share their first-hand experience of democracy on social media.