Parents, schools and youth organizations can give young people a real taste of democracy.
Why not make provincial elections a family outing? As part of the Voters in Training program, small polling stations offer children accompanying their parents an introduction to the electoral process by giving them their own chance to vote. While small polling stations are especially designed for children between the ages of 3 and 12, they are open to anyone under 18 who is interested in learning about the electoral process.
Participating children receive a sticker on their arrival and a tattoo after voting!
During municipal and provincial general elections, the Voters in Training program's Schools and Youth Organizations components give young people an opportunity to take part in a simulated election. These two components are designed for:
Young participants are able to try out voting while expressing their views on real candidates. It's an excellent way to prepare them for the day they will vote.
The registration period is now over.