Studying up on School Trustees

18 Oct 2013

Picture the scene. You arrive at the polling station on October 21. You know which candidate you like for mayor and who’s getting your vote for City Council. You’re ready. But then … a curveball. The person at the table just inside the door asks which ballot you want for school board trustee. Now you […]

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Advanced voting locations

11 Oct 2013

The City of Calgary is striving to make voting easier for Calgarians. There are several places and dates available to cast your vote ahead of the Oct. 21 Election Day. The map below highlights your advance voting options. Click a Red Star or Blue Pin to see when that particular Advance Poll is open for […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Start Talking About Voting

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 […]

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Voting: What’s in it for me? (A very short study guide for students)

10 Oct 2013

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 […]

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What Do Councillors Do, Anyway?

9 Oct 2013

By Michael Ireton | If you’ve ever thought being a city councillor seems like a pretty cushy gig, you might change your mind after you read this! So just what do councillors do? And what say do you have in the matter? To understand what councillors do, we have to take a step back. Municipalities in […]

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Cities: Where the rubber meets the road

6 Oct 2013

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 […]

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VoteKit LIVE!: The comic strip

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Voting FAQ: How does a person vote if they’re in hospital long term?

27 Sep 2013

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Voting FAQ: How many people am I voting for?

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VoteKit Live!

23 Sep 2013

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