Student Vote is a parallel election program that began in 2003 with the Ontario provincial election and coincides with municipal, provincial / territorial and federal general elections. Students under the voting age have the opportunity to learn about government and the electoral process. Students learn about government and the electoral process, research candidates, parties and platforms, and cast ballots for their official local candidates. Results are shared publicly for broadcast and publication following the closing of official polls.
Since 2003, CIVIX has organized 37 Student Vote projects: 5 federal, 21 provincial, 5 territorial and 6 municipal. In total, the Student Vote program has reached over 10 thousand schools and 4 million students across Canada.
In partnership with CIVIX Canada, Student Vote will be organized for the federal election of 2019 from coast to coast to coast.