Students participate in election

Students from schools across the City will participate in the upcoming municipal election.

Thirty-one students have been selected were hired by the City of Red Deer to help staff voting stations on Oct. 18.

“Having students involved in the electoral process helps encourage an understanding and appreciation of the election process,” said Frieda McDougall, the City’s deputy returning officer.

“We want to empower them and show them how they can make a difference, and their ease with technology makes them a huge asset to our election team.”

She added both the Red Deer Catholic and Red Deer Public school boards are supportive of the City of Red Deer’s initiative.

“It supports their curriculum on civic involvement and gives students an opportunity to support their community,” said McDougall.

The selected students have undergone the proper training needed to man the voting stations.

For more information visit www.reddeer.ca/election or phone 403-342-8132.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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