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Express yourself, and vote — Trafalgar students stage mock election

Students at Trafalgar Middle School cast votes in a mock election Thursday. — Submitted photos

Express yourself, and vote!

Every election is determined by the people who show up.

You can’t complain about government if you don’t help decide the players by voting.

It’s a never-ending challenge for democracy to encourage the public to get out and vote.

Thursday, at Trafalgar Middle School, students cast their votes in a mock election.

The project helped students exercise critical thinking when it comes to making important decisions like who should run our city.

“In a nutshell the project had the kids research a write up on one of the council candidates,” Trafalgar teacher Cameron Lytle said.

Lytle said students gathered essential information including candidate vision and priorities to be presented in a “hockey card” format.

Students presented their hockey cards to one another before casting their ballots in a school wide vote.

Saturday, the real deal happens when voters get a chance to elect the next representatives on city council, school board and regional districts in the BC Municipal Election.

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