Adolescents will be able to vote in the upcoming municipal elections
The Voters in training, election simulation program, will once again be proposed to the high schools and youth centers of Quebec during the next municipal elections in November.
Voters in training is a non-partisan education citizenship program that consists of introducing high school students to how democracy works and how a true election unfolds. This activity will be offered throughout Québec, both in English and French (under the designation of Électeurs en herbe).
The November 2013 municipal elections represent an excellent opportunity to once again experiment with this program which introduces young people to democratic life.
Registration is now open :
(The registration form is in french but all the material can be ordered in english)
For information please contact us.
Renewed funding for the Voters in Training program
The Quebec government’s Secrétariat à la jeunesse, our main financial partner, has announced that they have renewed the program’s funding for the next five years. This is excellent news and will allow us to expand and improve Voters in Training. Quebec Premier Jean Charest launched the 2009-2014 Youth Action Strategy on March 27. Part of the strategy states that “participating in our society’s democratic life is a form of citizenship involvement and that increasing young people’s awareness to their future role as voters will help them become more astute citizens.”
“Considering that voters between the age of 18 and 24 have a very low turnout in elections, a project such as Voters in Training becomes essential. We are very happy that the Secrétariat à la jeunesse has renewed its support”, declared Laurence St-Denis, president of the Forum jeunesse de l’île de Montréal and spokesperson for the project.
You can refer to the Youth Action Strategy here.
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