Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Elections Canada

Today is a federal election in Canada. On the CBC this morning, it was noted that only 60% of eligible Canadians voted. The youth vote (18-25) has particularly low voting rate. I have voted in all Canadian elections (federal, provincial and municipal) since turning 18.

In all seriousness, if you don't vote, you don't have a voice. If you don't like any of the candidates, at least go and spoil your ballot. It does send a message!

It's very easy to register to vote in Canada; you can even register at the polling station if you have the proper i.d. with you! Go to Elections Canada for information on valid identification.

In case you were wondering, Elections Canada does in fact answer the age-old question on their website: "Is someone allowed to eat a ballot?"
Click here to read the answer.

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