Students at Sisler High School in Winnipeg said they were surprised and shocked by results generated by the online tool Vote Compass on Thursday.

Vote Compass asks users to fill out a questionnaire, then aligns the voter's views with platforms of political parties running in an election. CBC has offered the interactive tool to voters since 2011 but this is the first provincial election it's been available in Manitoba. 

Sisler grade 11 student, Kara Vallega, was convinced she was Liberal before using Vote Compass.

"I was pretty shocked because … I agreed with most of the things they were saying," said Vallega.

"I got the Green Party which was my second choice."

Sisler students

Sisler High School students try out CBC Manitoba's Vote Compass tool in class on Thursday. (CBC)

Rovin Balagtas, 16, also got the Greens but Vote Compass said he was equally aligned with a party he had never heard of, the Progressive Conservatives.

"I didn't know someone could fall into two parties at the same time," he said.

"It's either those two parties are similar or I just seem to agree with more people," said Balagtas.

Fellow classmate, Elisha Corsiga, was surprised by how much she learned about Manitoban political parties.

"We're still young and we're still trying to learn about politics so I think it's a really great method of learning and just exploring politics as as a topic," she said of Vote Compass.


For CBC's full coverage of the provincial election, see Manitoba Votes 2016.