Morrow beat Dionne in P.A. Student Vote

By Cheryl Lu
October 27, 2016 - 10:39am Updated: October 27, 2016 - 11:23am

Although he lost in the P.A. election last night, Josh Morrow won the younger generation's heart.

With 342 votes out of 1,070, Josh Morrow was elected as mayor of Prince Albert in the Student Vote on Oct. 25.

Greg Dionne was the second with 309 votes.

The councillors who received the most votes for each ward were Charlene Miller, Terra Lennox-Zepp, Evert Botha, Don Cody, Dennis Ogrodnick, Blake Edwards, and Lou Doderai. L. Darren Whitehead and Ted Zurakowski tied.

Being the drill version of official elections since 2003, Student Vote is a program designed for elementary and high school students to learn and prepare for elections. Participating students are encouraged to discuss and research into the candidates and issues before participating in a school-based election day.

Schools registered for the program are supplied with free materials needed and can host elections with students playing deputy returning officers and poll clerks. Candidates in the Student Vote are those from the official election.

According to the program’s website, 83 per cent of the participating students said they would vote in the future and 90 per cent believe voting is their responsibility as citizens. Ninety per cent of parents of the participating students said they benefitted from the program by learning more about politics.

Ten schools in Prince Albert registered for the program. Student election results came from nine of the participating schools.

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