Posts In Category "Voting"
So, I’ve been a bit distracted over the past week or two by the arrival of this really great new baby in my household. But even throughout all this time, I can’t help but be aware that there’s a civic election happening (October 21st). Since I was fortunate enough to get involved with this team of volunteers who created VoteKit – a local non-partisan initiative that is geared towards encouraging Calgarians to get out to the polls – I seem to have been hearing a lot of talk about why people don’t vote.
By Ros Doi | This week I’ll be in a grade six classroom three times. I’m not a teacher, but through my work at Youth Central, and particularly through Youth Can Vote – I’m lucky enough to sometimes feel like an educator. But this week, I know I’m about to get an education. This week […]
By Zoey Duncan | There was a time when being a post-secondary student went hand-in-hand with rebelling against administration, government and hygiene. Where campus culture and politics were as closely entwined as exam time and caffeine. That time of hyper-engagement did not overlap with my years in university. School-wide, apathy for the extracurricular on my […]
By Michael Ireton | First the bad news, in the form of some pretty sad numbers. The average voter turnout in federal elections in Canada since 2000 is 61.3%. The average turnout for provincial elections since 2000 is 49%. And the average voter turnout for municipal elections in Calgary in the same time period is…a whopping […]
By Zoey Duncan | Sure, a municipal election is tough on the candidates. They spend endless hours walking neighbourhoods knocking on doors to introduce themselves to voters, but they also have to thoroughly learn the issues of each neighbourhood their desired ward encompasses. But hey, us voters have it tough too. We’ve all heard “each […]