St. Mary High School: Teacher Kathleen Julien and Grade 8 student Annick Brisson share a laugh after looking at the giant ballot, which includes five mayoral candidates and 22 choices for councillors, from which the students selected nine names.

Mary High School: Teacher Kathleen Julien and Grade 8 student Annick Brisson share a laugh after looking at the giant ballot, which includes five mayoral candidates and 22 choices for councillors, from which the students selected nine names.

Students vote at North Agincourt Jr. Public School.

Students vote at North Agincourt Jr.

Students vote at Thessalon Public School.

Students vote at Thessalon Public School.

Miranda Paris casts her ballot at Kennedy Public School. (via East York Mirror)

Miranda Paris casts her ballot at Kennedy Public School. (via East York Mirror)

St. Christopher Catholic Secondary School student Alicia Cable casts her vote as the rest of her classroom and teacher Blake Morrison look on.

Christopher Catholic Secondary School student Alicia Cable casts her vote as the rest of her classroom and teacher Blake Morrison look on.

Wearing George Smitherman buttons, Phong Tran and Kourtney Valdez-Scott work the corridors of Toronto's Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School to raise awareness Oct. 21 of municipal election issues. The students were part of the province-wide Student Vote project.

Wearing George Smitherman buttons, Phong Tran and Kourtney Valdez-Scott work the corridors of Toronto's Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School to raise awareness Oct. 21 of municipal election issues. The students were part of the province-wide Student Vote project.

St. Benedict's Catholic Secondary school student Alyssa Cheff votes for her choice of mayor, councillor and school trustee in a parallel student election.

Benedict's Catholic Secondary school student Alyssa Cheff votes for her choice of mayor, councillor and school trustee in a parallel student election. More than 600 students at the school participated.

“Scrutineer” Noah Bourdon, left, a Grade 5 student at St, Philomena Catholic Elementary School, was watching over the voting taking place during a student vote held at the school last Thursday. With Bourdon are, from left, Grade 4 student Noah Pennacchio, who was casting his ballot, along with Grade 5 students Ty Cirasolo, who assumed duties as a “ballot counter” and Alex Topazzini, the “deputy returning officer.”

“Scrutineer” Noah Bourdon, left, a Grade 5 student at St, Philomena Catholic Elementary School, was watching over the voting taking place during a student vote held at the school last Thursday. With Bourdon are, from left, Grade 4 student Noah Pennacchio, who was casting his ballot, along with Grade 5 students Ty Cirasolo, who assumed duties as a “ballot counter” and Alex Topazzini, the “deputy returning officer.”

Katie Pakulak marks her Student Vote ballot at Huron Park Public School.

Katie Pakulak marks her Student Vote ballot at Huron Park Public School.

Appealing to the youth vote

In the Supreme Court upheld a decision holding that it is unconstitutional to treat college students any differently than other voters in terms of residency requirements to vote.


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