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High school students encouraged to work the election

Elections Nunavut is looking for high school students to work as poll and registration clerks.

"This is an excellent opportunity if you want to learn more about how elections are run, earn money and gain valuable work experience," stated Elections Nunavut in a news release.

Students must be 15 years or older as of Oct. 22, be enrolled in a Nunavut secondary school, be in good standing with their school, have the permission of a parent or guardian, have their principal's permission, and be legally able to work in Canada.

"Through encouraging the participation of young Nunavummiut in opportunities such as these, we are providing students the chance to learn about democracy, electoral history, and civic participation in the general election," Education Minister Paul Quassa said in the legislative assembly last week.

"My department is supporting Elections Nunavut in this endeavour and encourages Nunavummiut students to participate in this excellent and exciting paid employment opportunity that we hope will foster the learning of Nunavut’s unique political structure and distinct cultural identity while developing relationships within the territory."