Their votes don’t count, but over 20-thousand elementary and high school students across Saskatchewan are voting this week as they take part in a program called “Student Vote Saskatchewan”.
Lyle Morley is in charge of the program at Leboldus High School in Regina.
He says this is a great way to engage the province’s youth with the electoral process and familiarize them with it leading into future elections both provincial and federal.
Morley adds Saskatchewan’s political parties can look at the issues today’s youth are concerned about and do something about it leading into the 2020 election.
Votes will be tabulated and published on election night after the polls close with Morley saying he looks forward to seeing how the student vote compares to the actual vote in all 61 ridings up for grabs.