Students in Saskatchewan were given a chance to vote in this year’s election – although their results don’t have any impact on the final election results.
However, on designated Student Vote Days, at the end of March, students across Saskatchewan took on the roles of deputy returning officers and poll clerks, and organized a vote using authentic election materials.
The results coming from the students were somewhat similar to how the registered voters in Saskatchewan cast their ballots.
The Saskatchewan Party won, with almost 79-percent of the vote.
The NDP received just over 21-percent of the vote.
Translating that to seats, according to the students, The Sask. Party won 48 seat while the NDP won 13.
The ballots were counted by each school and reported to CIVIX confidentially.
All schools kept their Student Vote results confidential until after the polls closed and election officials were sworn to secrecy.