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Élection Montréal's youth polling stations
As part of the municipal by-election to be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020, in the Saint-Léonard-Est district, in the Saint-Léonard borough, Montréal’s returning officer is introducing youth polling stations, a component of Élections Québec’s Voters in training program.
Accordingly, seven youth polling stations will be open for school-age youth in the Saint-Léonard borough. The borough’s youth will be able to cast their ballot in most of the voting locations. After voting, each youth will receive a temporary tattoo.
The purpose of this activity is to provide tomorrow’s voters with a real-life, positive voting experience and awaken their sense of democracy. Thanks to the youth polling stations, young people will have the opportunity to make a concrete gesture on election day by answering an easy question on a matter that concerns them. In this case, the question will be related to municipal services they use as young Montrealers.
On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the seven youth polling stations will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The returning officer therefore invites school-age youth to come and vote for their favourite municipal service by answering an easy but relevant question: “In Montréal, what is most important to you?" They will be asked to choose one of the following four answers:
(a)Arenas, sports centres and swimming pools
(b)Buses, the metro and trains
(c)Libraries, recreational centres and entertainment
(d)Parks, playgrounds and green spaces
The answers will be presented on a very realistic ballot paper. In addition, youth will vote behind a polling booth, where a poster will remind them of the choice of answers, with words and pictures. After casting their vote, they will receive a temporary tattoo that says “I VOTED!”. Finally, the results will be announced the next day in a press release.
To find out the address of the youth polling station nearest your home, please consult the list of the designated locations posted on this page or call 514 872-VOTE (8683). Citizens of all ages can also watch a video (in French) beforehand to gain a better understanding of the city.
Experience democracy with the family
Parents and grandparents are encouraged to accompany their children and grandchildren to one of the seven youth polling stations specially set up for young people in the Saint-Léonard-Est district.
Electors are invited to come and experience democracy with their family and to vote in large numbers in the March 15, 2020 municipal by-election.