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Fifteen PWPSD schools registered for Student Vote Alberta

April 15, 2019

Grande Prairie, AB – Fifteen schools throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) have registered to participate in the Student Vote Alberta. This free event will bring the 2019 Alberta Provincial Election into classrooms, as a means of empowering students to experience the voting process firsthand. 

Registered schools receive print and online teaching materials, posters and election supplies. Students learn about government and the electoral process and are encouraged to research the issues, parties and candidates, and to engage in conversations with their friends and families.

During Student Vote Day, students fulfill the roles of election officers to coordinate a vote in their school. Students cast ballots for the candidates running in their school's electoral division. Results are shared publicly after general election polls close.

To learn more about how the program builds the habits of active and engaged citizenship in students, and to view election results, visit www.studentvote.ca

SchoolDate Time
Alternative EducationMonday, April 15 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Beaverlodge Elementary SchoolMonday, April 15 
Beaverlodge Regional High SchoolMonday, April 15 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Clairmont Community SchoolMonday, April 15 
Eaglesham SchoolMonday, April 15 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Elmworth SchoolMonday, April 15 11:30 a.m.
Harry Balfour SchoolMonday, April 15 
Hythe Regional SchoolTuesday, April 16 
Ridgevalley School Monday, April 15 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Robert W. Zahara Public SchoolMonday, April 15
 2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rycroft SchoolTuesday, April 16 9:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
Savanna SchoolMonday, April 15 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Spirit River Regional AcademyMonday, April 15 
Teepee Creek SchoolMonday, April 15 
Woking SchoolMonday, April 15 2:30 p.m.

*Schools with no specific time noted are either conducting the vote throughout the day, or as a classroom-based activity.

Photo caption: Aurora Fisher, a student at Whispering Ridge Community School, casts her ballot during the Grade 6 Student Vote activity held on October 13, 2017.