Have you voted yet? Have you pledged to vote?
You may have seen some people asking for you to pledge to vote around campus over the last few weeks. They are part of the Get Out the Vote group, which is a national, non-partisan group campaigning through the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations.
The purpose is to encourage students to be informed about the federal election and vote when the election comes.
Ashley Cook, the SRC’s VP External and the organizer of the GOTV’s group on campus, believes that it is crucial for students to be voting in the federal election.
“It’s important for students to exercise their right to vote – let’s face it, voting is a privilege! We all need to be engaging in democracy and get people talking about the important issues set forth during this campaign season and onward.”
You can still pledge to vote today, October 21, and if you do, you are automatically entered into a draw to win a Swell water bottle and a Fjallraven backpack!
The group also will be hosting a viewing party on October 21 at Colonel Tucker’s, the campus bar, from 7 – 11 p.m. where students can watch the election results unfold together with snacks and drinks. You also get the opportunity to take pictures at the GOTV photo booth!
Make sure you get out and vote today if you have not already-polling stations are open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.