The federal election is scheduled for Oct. 19, but over 80 Dorval Elementary students slid ballots into boxes today as part of their own mock election designed to teach the basics of voting.

Dorval Elementary was one of almost 500 Quebec schools taking part in the fifth Student Vote, organized by the Civix group, which aims to build encourage a sense of citizenship amongst young people.

About 7,000 other schools took part in the drill in the rest of Canada.

Check out the photo gallery to find out what some of the kids at Dorval Elementary told us about the experience.