Apathy is Boring is part of a network of organizations leading the largest non-partisan voter campaign in Canadian history. Throughout 2019, we are committed to making it as easy, meaningful and fun for young Canadians to get out and VOTE!
|When is the election?||
Although the writ has not been dropped to dissolve Parliament and signal the official start of the campaign, it's expected election day will be on Monday, October 21, 2019.
How do I get in on the action?
|To vote, you must be at least 18 years old and a Canadian citizen. You also have to be registered with Elections Canada, the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums.|
|What do I need to register?||
Registration is super easy and takes just a few minutes at Elections Canada's registration page. You don't even need any ID.
|Where do I vote?||
You will vote at a polling station, often a school, church or community centre, close to where you live. A full list will come out after the election is called. If you register now, you'll get a card in the mail that tells you when, where and the ways to vote. Information coming to you instead of you going out to find it - how about that!
Elections Canada is also making voting easier for youth to vote on university and college campuses. The plan is to set up one-stop voter shops, similar to Elections Canada satellite offices, on 115 campuses across Canada. Stay tuned for dates on when those will open for voting!
|Do I need ID to vote?||
When you go to vote, you must bring ID that proves your identity and current address. The easiest ID to bring is a driver's license or provincial/territorial card, or any other government card that has your photo, name, and address.
You can also bring 2 pieces of ID from this list.
If you don't have any ID with your address on it, show two pieces of ID with your name and have someone who knows you attest to your address. This person must show proof of identity and address, be registered in the same polling division, and attest for only one person.
|Who am I voting for?||
You'll be voting for 1 of 338 Members of Parliament (MPs) to sit in the House of Commons (see below). Each MP represents a riding, so you'll be choosing one candidate in your riding to send to Ottawa. The party that elects the most MPs forms government (usually) and the leader of that party becomes the Prime Minister (again usually).
OH you want to know who EXACTLY to vote for? That's all up to you, but we can lead you to some friends of ours to help you figure out which party/candidate you like most! Just check back here after the writ drops and the campaign begins.
Our street teams will be out in full force in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. If you're interested in helping us educate young Canadians about voting this year, sign up!
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