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Student council election mimics real voting experience

Student council election mimics real voting experience

Students from across college are voting this week for a new student council chair using real voting booths and a ballot box.

“It’s designed to mimic a real life election so the students understand what it’s really like to vote,” explained lead pastoral mentor, Dave Williams.

“They are getting a polling card like in a real election and they have to come and register in their pastoral groups to make it official and they then get a voting slip to then go and vote in a booth for the student they want to be chair of the council next year – it’s really democracy in action.”

The ballot box is from Blackpool Council who advised on the voting process.