Students at dozens of Abbotsford schools cast ballots over the last week in the lead-up to Tuesday’s election. Tyler Olsen

Students at dozens of Abbotsford schools cast ballots over the last week in the lead-up to Tuesday’s election. Tyler Olsen

VIDEO: Abbotsford middle school students cast their votes

Local students participate in mock vote prior to provincial election

Thousands of students across British Columbia cast ballots over the past week in mock elections co-ordinated by Student Vote BC.

Among those taking part were students at Clayburn Middle School, who cast ballots for one of four Abbotsford-Mission candidates Monday. We asked a few of those participating what influenced their vote and whether the voting age should be lowered.

Results from the student polls will be released when polls close Tuesday

Schools participating in Abbotsford include:

Abbotsford Christian School – Elementary Campus

Abbotsford Middle School

Harry Sayers Elementary

Yale Secondary School

Bakerview Centre for Learning

Chief Dan George Middle School

MEI Middle School

Eugene Reimer Middle School

Matsqui Elementary

MEI Elementary School

Dave Kandal Elementary

Dasmesh Punjabi School

Godson Elementary

Colleen and Gordie Howe Middle School

William A. Fraser Middle

Clayburn Middle School

W.J. Mouat Secondary School

Auguston Traditional Elementary

West Coast Adventist School DL

Prince Charles Elementary

Dormick Park Elementary

Robert Bateman Secondary

Upper Sumas Elementary

Bradner Elementary

Aberdeen Elementary

Abbotsford Virtual School

McMillan Elementary

Terry Fox Elementary

Rick Hansen Secondary

St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary

Ten-Broeck Elementary

Abbotsford Traditional Middle

BC Election 2017