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Toolkit helps young voters

Sep 25, 2019 | News

The Electoral Commission says the School Leavers’ Toolkit released today will help young New Zealanders become active in civic life.

The Ministry of Education’s online School Leavers’ Toolkit gives students practical information on tertiary education, getting a job, financial literacy, and personal wellbeing. The civics section includes information on enrolling, voting and how government works with links to the Electoral Commission and Parliament websites.

“The Electoral Commission is very pleased to support the School Leavers’ Toolkit,” says Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright. “Getting enrolled and ready to vote is one of the important things we do as we transition to our adult lives, and the earlier young people have this information, the better.

“The toolkit supports the work the Electoral Commission is doing visiting schools and tertiary institutions to help young people enrol and understand how to vote.”

The School Leavers’ Toolkit also provides teachers with resources to integrate Toolkit subject areas into the curriculum. It includes curriculum-based teaching units developed by the Electoral Commission to teach civics in schools.

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