More than 700 elementary, middle and high schools participating in the Student Vote program for the 2020 British Columbia election mirrored the electorate in the province to predict the final outcome of the provincial count.
In a media release Student Vote annouced that students elected John Horgan and the BC NDP to form a majority government with 59 out of 87 seats and 40 per cent of the vote.
Premier Horgan also won in the electoral district of Langford—Juan de Fuca with 52 per cent of the vote.
The Student Vote program allowed students throughout the province to learn about government and the election process, research the parties and platforms, and debate the future of BC while casting ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s electoral district.
CIVIX delivered the program in partnership with Elections BC. This was the sixth provincial Student Vote organized to date.
Based on current tallies, more than 85,000 students cast ballots, representing all 87 electoral districts in the province.
Schools participating in Nelson-Creston included:
- Canyon-Lister Elementary, Creston
- Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary, Crawford Bay
- Erickson Elementary, Creston
- J.V. Humphries, Kaslo
- St. Joseph’s School, Nelson
- Trafalgar Middle School, Nelson
Schools participating in Kootenay West included:
- Brent Kennedy, South Slocan
- Ecole Des Sept-Sommets
- Fruitvale Elementary
- J. Lloyd Crowe, Trail
- J. L. Webster, Warfield
- Kinnaird Elementary, Castlegar
- Lucerne Elementary-Secondary, New Denver
- Nakusp Elementary
- Nakusp Secondary
- Rossland Summit
- Seven Summits Centre for Learning, Rossland
- Stanley Humphries, Castlegar
- Twin Rivers, Castlegar
- Winlaw Elementary, Winlaw
Schools participating in Boundary-Similkameen included:
- Big White Community School
- Boundary Central, Midway
- Ebus Academy
- Greenwood Elementary
- Oliver Elementary
- Osoyoos Elementary
- Osoyoos Secondary
- South Okanagan Secondary, Oliver
- Tuc-El-Nuit Elementary
- Vermilion Forks Elementary
- Walker Development Centre
- West Boundary Elementary
Sonia Furstenau and the BC Green Party took 16 seats and will form the official opposition, receiving 28 per cent of the popular vote. Furstenau also won in the electoral district of Cowichan Valley with 49 per cent of the vote.
Andrew Wilkinson and the BC Liberal Party won 12 seats and received 25 per cent of the vote. Wilkinson also won in the electoral district of Vancouver—Quilchena with 39 per cent of the vote.
Trevor Bolin and the Conservative Party of BC won 1 seat. Bolin won in the electoral district of Peace River North with 42 per cent of the vote.
The Christian Heritage Party of BC won 1 seat. Rod Taylor was elected in the Stikine electoral district with 41 per cent of the vote.
The Student Vote BC 2020 online results platform presents the province-wide results, as well as results for each electoral district and for each individual school.
Student Votes resulted in two ties, in the electoral districts of Kelowna—Lake Country (tied between the BC Green Party and BC NDP) and Shuswap (tied between the BC Liberal Party and BC NDP).
Using our online results platform, you can view the province-wide results, as well as results for each electoral district and for each individual school.
VIEW COMPLETE RESULTS HERE: https://studentvote.ca/results/bc2020