Seniors Vote has launched “Get out the Vote!” campaign that encourages older Canadians to get their family members and friends who do not regularly vote to show up at the polls and cast their ballots on October 19th. Voter turnout is low in Canada at an average of only 60% and it is especially low among the younger demographic. Voter turnout is the highest among Canadians aged 65 and older and it is common knowledge that older Canadians are the most committed voters. Seniors Vote recognizes that increasing voter turnout is critical to ensuring that the interests of Canadians of all ages are represented in the coming federal election.
Call to Action: Get Out the Vote!
“Get out the Vote!” calls on older voters to help increase the voter turnout by identifying at least three family members and friends to register with Elections Canada, if they haven’t done so already. If every older voter brings with them to the polls three other family members or friends who currently do not vote, all eligible Canadians would be voting citizens.
1. Check if you are already on the voter registration list and make sure your name and address are correct: www.elections.ca/register
2. Identify at least three family members or friends who currently do not vote and encourage them to register, it will take less than 5 minutes
We encourage everyone to inform their family and friends to get prepared for Election Day. To help do that we've attached links to three documents on the Elections Canada website:
· The Voters Guide, a step by step manual of what needs to be done prior to and during voting
· Voter’s Check List to ensure you have followed all the required steps
· Voter ID attachment to ensure you have appropriate ID and documents to be able to vote on Election Day.
Social Media Engagement: #SeniorsVote #LeVoteDesAînés #GetOutTheVote
Seniors Vote encourages everyone to engage in discussions on social media and to remind others to post using the hashtags #SeniorsVote #LeVoteDesAînés and/or #GetOutTheVote to publicize the initiative and build momentum with the public and the media. We encourage you to follow Elections Canada on Twitter: @ElectionsCan_E or @ElectionsCan_F and visit the Elections Canada website: www.elections.ca for important information and updates. We also encourage you to refer to Seniors Vote Elections Infographic that highlights the necessary steps and requirements for voting, and urge everyone to share it on social media and with family and friends.
We look forward to increasing voter turnout together and making sure that voices of Canadians of all ages are heard in our federal government.
For more information on Seniors Vote click HERE