St Peter’s students exercise their right to vote

A mock election at St Peter’s College in Auckland last Friday, gave the students a chance to “practice” exercising their democratic right.

St Peter’s is located in the Epsom electorate.

Over the past three weeks there have been campaigns, and a leaders’ debate.

In the mock vote National won the poll with 29.6 percent of the vote, followed by Labour with 18.2 percent.

National’s Paul Goldsmith won, followed by Labour’s Michael Wood.

More than 60 percent of students out of a roll of 1200 took part in the voting.

Year 9 students were the biggest voters, with 88 percent turnout.

The vote was organised using the Electoral Commission’s Kids Voting Programme that provided voting materials to encourage them to practise voting using real parties, real candidates and real issues.


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