The grade 3-9 students were eager to share their thoughts during the student vote on Friday, October 18th and Monday, October 21st. Thank you to Adaline and Emersyn who were the poll clerks. Thank you to Staysha and Teneah for acting as deputy returning officers, as they were responsible for counting the votes. Mrs. Viens and Mrs. Hartman were the scrutineers.
The students voted : 70% for Bob Zimmer, 10% for Mavis Erickson, 7% for both Catharine Kendall and Marcia Luccock, and 6% for Ron Vaillant.
Across Canada, more than 1 181 053 students from 7855 schools took part in the student voting. The students elected a Liberal minority with 112 seats, NDP with 98 seats, Conservative with 93 seats, Green Party with 27 seats, and Bloc Quebecois with 12 seats. However, just like the real election, the conservatives received the most votes with 25.07%, NDP with 24.84% and Liberals with 22.32% of the votes.
Some of the comments from the students were that it was an easy process and when they are older they look forward to taking part in it.