Early polls have two political parties tied in terms of popularity, most of the parties have new leaders and a new party is in the race this time so this election is much more exciting than previous ones. And students can play a pivotal role in who the election’s winner will be.
The Students’ Unions at the University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, and University of Calgary want you to pledge to vote, so check out www.getoutthevote.ca to see how to register as a voter and how you can rally fellow students to vote as well.
A study from Elections Canada reports that that the decline of voter turnout among youth nationally is a long-term trend that started in the 1970s (only 44% of youth in the 18-24 age bracket voted in the 2008 federal election).
This is your chance to reverse the trend!