Saskatchewan students support Scott Moe and the Saskatchewan Party
October 26, 2020, 8:06 pm
Results from student voting in mock elections across Saskatchewan show strong support for the Saskatchewan Party.
Nearly 300 elementary and high schools participated in the Student Vote program for the 2020 Saskatchewan provincial election.
After learning about government and the election process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of Saskatchewan, students cast ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s constituency.
This was the third provincial Student Vote organized in Saskatchewan to date, and the 50th Student Vote election since 2003.
Based on current tallies, nearly 25,000 students cast ballots, representing all 61 constituencies in the province.
Students elected Scott Moe and the Saskatchewan Party to form a majority government with 37 out of 61 seats and 46 per cent of the vote. Moe also won in the constituency of Rosthern—Shellbrook with 81 per cent of the vote.
Ryan Meili and the Saskatchewan NDP took 24 seats and will form the official opposition, receiving 35 per cent of the popular vote. Meili also won in the constituency of Saskatoon Meewasin with 61 per cent of the vote.
The Saskatchewan Green Party received 12 per cent of the student vote, but failed to win a seat in the student election.
The Saskatchewan Party received the most votes from students in the three local constituencies--Moosomin, Cannington, and Melville-Saltcoats. At MacLeod Elementary in Moosomin, 72.5 per cent of students voted for Steven Bonk of the Saskatchewan Party, 16.25 per cent voted for the NDP, 8.75 per cent supported the Greens and 2.5 per cent supported the Progressive Conservative party.