During a provincial election, the Voters in training program provides an opportunity for voters to experience democracy as a family! Small polling stations set up in each polling station allow children to vote, like their parents, by answering a question specially designed for them. The small polling stations are specifically designed for children between the ages of 3 and 12, but they are open to all young people under the age of 18 who want to learn about the electoral process.
Being a citizen means being part of a group, like your city, your town, your family or your school. It also means knowing how to deal well with others. How do you show you’re a good citizen?
- I’m accepting of people who are different from me.
- I provide help to those who need it.
- I express my own ideas and listen to those of others.
- I offer solutions to problems.
How it works
- Upon arrival at the polling station, the child is given a sticker, which they are then encouraged to wear proudly to show their status as a voter in training.
- They first accompany their parent to familiarize themselves with the voting process: reception at the polling station, secret vote behind the polling booth, placing the ballot in the ballot box, etc.
- They then go to the small polling station.
- There they receive their own ballot with the question specially designed for them.
- Following the example of their parent, they can then fill out their own ballot and place it in a ballot box. The staff will then give them a temporary tattoo.
- A few days after the vote, the child and their parent can see the results of the small polling station vote on the Élections Québec website.
Dates will be posted during the election period.
- Advance polling: [date -8] and [date -7] from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Voting on election day: [date 0] from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.