This May, British Columbia’s elementary and high school students will be casting ballots for the official candidates running in the provincial election.

Student Vote is a parallel election program for students under the voting age that coincides with official election periods. The program combines in-class learning, family dialogue, media literacy and an authentic in-school vote on the official election candidates. Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX.

CIVIX is partnering with Elections BC to conduct a province-wide Student Vote for students in elementary, middle and high schools. This will be the seventh Student Vote program in British Columbia.

Already, more than 750 schools have registered to participate in the 2013 B.C. provincial election program and nearly 100,000 students are expected to cast a Student Vote ballot.