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Here's the Student Vote results for Delta's municipal election

The program gave students an opportunity to learn about British Columbia local elections and civic issues
More than 52,000 elementary and high school students, who are not of voting age, participated in the B.C. local elections this year in a different way through Student Vote.

Delta elementary and high school students' vote for mayor and council pretty much mirrored the results of Saturday's municipal election.

Schools throughout the community that participated in the Student Vote program saw local students cast ballots over a couple of days last week, with the results released following the closure of the regular voter polls on Saturday.

Students who participated in the program elected George Harvie as mayor with a 54 per cent margin, smaller than the 77 per cent of the vote he received at the regular polls.

Harvie finished with 1,074 student votes, Joginder Randhawa had 564 votes and Peter van der Velden had 374 student votes.

Harvie's entire Achieving for Delta slate for council was elected Saturday at the regular polls, and Delta students also elected the entire slate of Rod Binder, Alicia Guichon, Dylan Kruger, Daniel Boisvert, Jennifer Johal and Jessie Dosanjh. 

The Student Vote for Delta School Board had a slightly different result with candidates Nuno Antunes and Andrew DeWolff elected. The two were not elected at the regular polls.

The students also voted in Ammen Dhillon, Masako Gooch, Erica Beard, Nimmi Daula and Val Windsor, who were elected onto the board at the regular polls by Delta residents on Saturday.

Student Vote is a program of CIVIX, a non-partisan registered Canadian charity dedicated to strengthening democracy through civic education. 

CIVIX programming focuses on elections, government budgets, elected representatives and digital media literacy.

Participating students learned about local government and school trustees, and explored the issues and candidates through classroom activities, family discussion and campaign events.

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