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ESSC students will take part in a first democratic experience, mirroring reality. Thanks to the Direction Générale des Élections du Québec (DGEQ), the activity « Voters in training » is an electoral simulation during which high school students will be able to vote for real candidates running in their own municipality.
The structure of the activity allows for the students to understand the importance of being well informed before voting by encouraging them to discuss politics at home and allowing them to interview the candidates. Let’s not forget that these students will have the right to vote in the 2021 municipal elections. This activity is the dress rehearsal before the grand premiere in 4 years.
The Voters in training activity will officially start on October 6, the day after the end of the nomination period. The students will vote in their school on November 2 and the results will be disclosed on November 6, the day after the actual municipal election, thus allowing for a comparison between the results from the school activity and the ones from the people’s vote.
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Communication advisor – MRC Pontiac