Elections Alberta: Creating Sustainable Dialogue Around Elections

 

2016

We've just completed year 2 of our partnership with Elections Alberta. This year, we worked with community partners across the province to create an Election Readiness Toolkit. Youth voter rates went up almost 20% in the last federal election, and we want to build on that momentum and see that upward trend reflected in future provincial elections. We want to use this time to build a no-pressure, non-partisan dialogue around how voting and government affects citizens' day to day life.

Our Election readiness toolkit has three parts: 

Video: The video element of this toolkit touches on how policy affects young Albertans, and how young Albertans can affect policy. We know that there are certain important issues like healthcare and education that everyone cares about and wants to understand. This video explains all of that.

Manual: Our manual Creating Sustainable Dialogue Around Elections, has been developed to help community organizations, like yours support youth engagement and involvement when an election is called. In it, you’ll find community engagement tips, case studies, and other great information.

Manual: Our manual Creating Sustainable Dialogue Around Elections, has been developed to help community organizations, like yours support youth engagement and involvement when an election is called. In it, you’ll find community engagement tips, case studies, and other great information.

Game: We’ve created a Day in the Life Quiz that draws a direct link between the everyday life of young Albertans and the government. While we understand that there will always be barriers in the relationship between youth and their government, we think that having an understanding of how each level of government really affects day-to-day life is essential.

Game: We’ve created a Day in the Life Quiz that draws a direct link between the everyday life of young Albertans and the government. While we understand that there will always be barriers in the relationship between youth and their government, we think that having an understanding of how each level of government really affects day-to-day life is essential.


2015

In year one, we conducted a Get Out the Vote Campaign with the help of our incredible Street Team volunteers. Here are a few campaign highlights:

  •  91 900+ users reached over Twitter in 7 weeks;

  •  600  face-to-face conversations with youth across Alberta about where, when & how to vote;

  • 300 hard-copy election information tools distributed;

  • 5 100+ views of our online voting resources.

This project is made possible by the support of:

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Thank you to our partners & supporters of 2015:

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