Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Student Vote 2015

On October 13th, a few fellow homeschoolers & I participated in a Student Vote event. This vote was different than the normal election because to legally vote you have to be 18 or over.

Before the vote, we reviewed the four main parties: Liberal, Conservative, NDP, and Green (there was no Bloc Quebecois candidate in Delta).  We also talked about the responsibilities of the three levels of government: Federal, Provincial, and Municipal. After that, we got to "vote" for real Delta candidates.

This year's election was an interesting one, the longest in modern Canadian history. With Stephen Harper running for a fourth term, everyone was ready for somebody else! It was quite exciting to watch the election broadcast last night and see the Liberals winning a majority.

We vote because we are part of a democracy which allows us to vote for MPs (Members of Parliament) to express our support to his or her party. I had a lot of fun doing the practice vote. For our Student Vote, I found out that 40.5% of us voted for the Green party!

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting how your vote turned out.
    Looks like a very real polling station.
    Keep up the good work. Love Nanny & Papa