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3 December 2019

Voters in training: small polling stations results

Tying in with the Jean-Talon by-election, small polling stations were set up for children alongside the regular polling stations. After watching their parents cast their ballots, children could take their turns doing so in specially-designed polling stations. A total of 654 future electors voted for one of four possible responses to the question “What’s most important […]

Categories: By-election, Democracy education, Provincial

22 November 2019

By-election on December 2, 2019 in the Jean-Talon electoral division: Welcome to future voters!

Family voting is back, this time for the by-election in Jean-Talon! Just like in the last general provincial election, we’re inviting future electors to accompany their parents or grandparents. The children can participate by casting a vote in our “small polling stations”. On the advance polling days (November 24 and 25) as well as on […]

Categories: By-election, Democracy education, Provincial

4 September 2019

Vox populi : Ta démocratie à l’école! – Registration period is in full swing!

Back to school is the ideal time to introduce students to the principles of democracy! The program Vox populi : Ta démocratie à l’école! (in French), in collaboration with the National Assembly and the Fondation Jean-Charles Bonenfant, gives teachers and school staff free support in implementing and running student councils. Getting involved in a student council […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

13 August 2019

Young people: important agents of change

Did you know that, according to the United Nations, there are more young people in the world than ever before? These 1.8 billion youth age 10 to 24 constitute essential partners as agents of change. The Service de l’éducation à la démocratie (democracy education department) of Élections Québec works daily with young people and is […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional