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Schools Particpate in Student Vote
NEWS RELEASE                    
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2014
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
 
 Students Vote
- schools participate in simulated Ontario election -
 
Students at 13 GECDSB elementary and 4 secondary schools will express their opinions on the June 12th Ontario election as participants in Student Vote, a parallel election for young people under the official voting age.
 
Campaigns are being run in each of the schools and the voting procedure simulates the actual manner in which votes will be cast, and counted on Election Day.
 
According to Student Vote:
 
 The program aims to achieve the following objectives among students:
·       Increase knowledge about the electoral process and government in Canada
·       Foster a sense of civic responsibility
·       Encourage political dialogue with friends and family
·       Heighten interest about politics and public policy
·       Practice critical thinking, decision making skills and how to vote
 
For more information and the list of participating schools contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury at 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797. Student Vote may be contacted via e-mail, katie@civix.ca