LOCAL STUDENTS CAST BALLOTS IN THEIR OWN ELECTION
6/8/2018 12:22:44 PM

    If local young people had a chance to vote, the results of last night's provincial election wouldn't look much different. The results of Student Vote have been released and Steve Clark still sailed away with an easy win. The PC incumbent secured 47 percent of the ballots cast in the mock elections held recently at 29 schools in Leeds, Grenville, Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes riding. Like the real results, the NDP candidate came in second, securing 20 percent of student votes, followed by the Liberal and Green party candidates with 13 percent each. The Liberatarian candidate squeaked out about four percent support. However, provincially, the results told a different story. The mock election results from schools all over Ontario show students would have chosen the NDP to lead the next government with a majority and the PCs in opposition. In the student vote program, students learn about government and the electoral process, and research the issues, parties and candidates through classroom activities before casting a ballot for their local candidates.

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