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.