20,000 students under the voting age head to the polls today and tomorrow in Saskatchewan

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - As many as 20,000 Saskatchewan students under the voting age will cast ballots today and tomorrow as part of the Student Vote program.

Students are taking on the roles of deputy returning officers and poll clerks, and hosting a Student Vote Day where students will vote for the official candidates running in the school's electoral district.

Their vote follows a series of in-class and school wide activities where students learn about political parties, platforms and local candidates.

The results of Student Vote Saskatchewan will be released on Monday, November 7 at 8:00pm.

About Student Vote

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.

To date, Student Vote has successfully designed and coordinated 17 parallel elections. In total, more than three million students across Canada have participated in Student Vote parallel elections since 2003.  For more information, please visit www.studentvote.ca

SOURCE Student Vote

For further information:

To receive a list of schools participating in your region or be added to the list for Student Vote results, please contact:

Katie Reidel
katie@studentvote.ca
1-866-488-8775

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