October 1, 2018 | M. Courchesne’s Form V Option Bilingue students cast their ballots today in an educational mock election.
With the Quebec provincial elections today, M. Courchesne had both of his classes go through the motions of voting in an effort to teach and potentially prepare them for the next election in which they might vote. Students took turns entering the classroom, having their identification documents verified, and receiving a ballot with the same official political parties between which Quebec voters will be choosing today. This exercise is the conclusion of three weeks of studying the Quebec political system, which included watching a candidates debate and taking a “political compass” quiz. Once the results have been collected, the votes will be tallied and used to show how demographic trends and vote counting methods might affect the outcome of an election.
If the activity is well received, M. Courchesne hopes to organize a larger project surrounding the 43rd Canadian federal elections in October 2019.