Sorry, this post has nothing to do with robots and/or explosions, we just needed to get your attention…
Two questions for you…
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
If you received a voter information card in the mail, you’re registered to vote. You can also check online if you’ve moved to see if you’re registered and print out a certificate to make things faster at the polls.
If you’re not registered, you can register at the polls on election day; just bring your government issued ID and proof of address. You can no longer change your address or register online as the deadline has passed, so just show up!
DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU’RE VOTING FOR?
Fear not, there are plenty of ways to brush up on your political knowledge in a jiffy to know where you stand. A great online tool to use is www.votecompass.com. Vote Compass shows you how your views align with those of the candidates running for election. It’s very unlikely you will agree 100% for any one party, instead you’ll find your views are spread amongst a few of the parties. It’s up to you to weigh what points matter the most to you and who to vote for in your district.
EVERY VOTE MATTERS
“My vote won’t make a difference” is the most false statement out there. The last election is proof on it’s own; On May 2, 2011, Green Party leader Elizabeth May became the first elected Green Party MP to sit in the House of Commons. Up to that point many would say that voting for the Green Party was a wasted vote.
5.8 million voters are between the ages of 18 and 30. 5.9 million voters elected our last government. Just think about that when you question whether or not your vote counts and get out there to make a difference!
If you didn’t catch the B-Side on the Zone @ 91.3fm last week, here’s the clip below once again. Dan Gunn discusses that time he got into politics after Mardi Gras, the importance of voting and the awesome team at Vic Votes.
The moral of the story is… GO VOTE!