With The Huskies (4th Grade)
Election Of The Representatives Of The 4th Grade Class
The 4th Grade students participated in the democratic process through the election of class representatives.
The process took place in two phases: the election campaign and the vote.
Each interested student could present themselves as candidates and campaign for a week to explain why they should be elected. Finally on the day of the vote, by secret ballot, the class had to choose their two representatives. There were two lists of candidates, one for the girls and one for the boys.
For a week, the students who wanted to run for office campaigned to explain to the other students in the class why they were the best candidates for the class and to try to convince them to vote for them. Each candidate prepared a poster. They could present their candidacy to the class and answer any questions for a maximum of 5 minutes.
More pictures of the campaign here.
On The Day Of The Vote
On the day of the vote, a polling station was prepared based on the voting system for elections in France. Two students, a president of the polling station, and a secretary were designated to ensure the smooth running of the vote.
Each student in the class had a voter's card that he or she had to present to verify that he or she was registered on the electoral list and that he or she had the right to vote. Then they had to take a ballot from each candidate of the two electoral lists and make their choice in secret by putting 2 ballots in their envelope: a "girl" ballot and a "boy" ballot. Finally, the student put his ballot in the ballot box and signed the electoral list to confirm that he or she had voted.
Once the whole class had voted (including the candidates, the president of the polling station, and the secretary), it was time to count the votes that each candidate had obtained. Finally, the president of the polling station announced the names of the two candidates who obtained the most votes and who were declared the representatives of the Huskies' class.
The lucky winners of the elections are: Saisha and Alexander.
The students were very involved and happy to do in this project and are on the democratic path to being responsible and involved citizens.
Congratulations to all!