Student Connect is a program that enables high school students to participate in the municipal election process by working at a voting place.
Download the Student Connect program brochure.
Student Connect is a program to connect students with their communities and provide youth a meaningful opportunity to participate in the democratic process by working in a voting place on election day.
The program provides students an opportunity to enhance the knowledge they have gained in the classroom and develop skills through practical work experience.
While each school determines which students will be offered the opportunity to participate in Student Connect, Election Services suggests considering students who are:
We only require an estimate of the number of interested students when you register, but the actual numbers will not have to be finalized until September.
The important thing is to confirm your school’s participation.
Student Connect gives students the opportunity to gain work experience and be paid for their election day participation. It will provide them with insight into the democratic process and the important role it plays in our lives. It will also give students the opportunity to apply their learning and experiences in meaningful ways.
As a facilitator, your first responsibility is to ensure your school is registered and indicate approximate number of participants.
In early September, application packages will be sent to participating schools for the facilitators to distribute to interested students. Once applications are completed, facilitators will:
Your total time commitment will be approximately 20 hours over the course of the program.