By The Student Vote Team
We are pleased to announce that registration is well underway for the free 2012 Alberta Student Vote program! Registering now will ensure that materials for the program can be shipped to your school the moment the writ drops. The election is still weeks away, but more than 50,000 ballots have already been requested from almost 300 schools in the province.
Student Vote is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to build the capacity and commitment of young Canadians to participate in their democracy. Our flagship program is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with official election periods. The program combines in-class learning, family dialogue, media consumption and an authentic voting experience. The purpose is to provide young Canadians with an opportunity to experience the democratic process firsthand and practice the habits of informed and engaged citizenship.
We first ran our Alberta provincial program in 2004, and have since completed four federal elections within the province. In May 2011 Federal Election, 710 schools and 84,152 students from Alberta participated in Student Vote. You can find the complete results here.
Following up on our very successful federal program last Spring, and seven excellent provincial elections last fall, we’re planning on executing our most successful and widespread program in Alberta this year.
Although you have participated with us before, your school must register again to ensure we have an accurate address, contact information, and details for your Student Vote package.
To register, visit www.studentvote.ca/ab2011 or call us toll free to speak to a member of our team: 1-866-488-8775.
We hope that you will join us for the 2012 Alberta Student Vote! As you prepare, be sure to visit our website to read the “Alberta News” section of the Student Vote blog.