Parents, schools and youth organizations are encouraged to give young people a real-life taste of democracy!
During a provincial by-election, democracy is an all-in-the-family experience! The small polling stations run by the Voters in Training program give children accompanying their parents an opportunity to take part in the electoral process by casting their own vote! These polling stations are geared towards children from 3 to 12 years of age, although they are actually open to anyone under 18 years of age who would like an introduction to the electoral process.
The children will receive a sticker when they arrive at the polling station, in addition to a tattoo after they've voted!
In conjunction with provincial or municipal general elections, the Schools and Youth Organizations components of the Voters in Training program are designed to give young people a taste of the voting process. These program components are geared towards:
Young people get a taste of the voting process by expressing their views on individuals actually running as candidates. This is an excellent way to get ready for the day when they too will be asked to cast their vote!
For further information on the Voters in Training program, please email our democracy education team.