Adults were not the only ones voting on Thursday — Election Day in the province of Ontario.
Across Windsor and Essex County, 5330 students at twenty six schools at the Greater Essex County District School Board cast Student Vote ballots.
From Leamington to LaSalle, NDP candidates received the majority of votes in this parallel election. New Democrats won sixteen of the polls conducted in schools, including nine of the ten held in the Essex riding. Liberal candidates finished first in six schools, with the Conservatives winning four.
Student Vote elections are designed to simulate actual elections and prepare students for the responsibility of voting when they are eligible.
The results in Windsor and Essex County reflect the attitude of students across Ontario.
Provincially 320 thousand students voted at 2109 schools. The NDP earned 26.6% of the vote, the Liberals 25.8% and the Conservatives 21.1%.