Starting on September 10, Canadians will be heading to the polls to decide the future of their country. It is time we take the lead in calling on the parties seeking election to listen to the concerns of graduate students.
This federal election, we have a unique voice as one of the largest voting blocks in Canada. Let’s use that influence and vote in this year’s federal election. Make your voice heard through your vote.
Does voting really make a difference?
Yes, it does! Elections determine who is going to lead Canada for the coming years, but it also has a direct impact on your quality of life (think student financial aid, housing affordability, climate action, infrastructure projects – like the Skytrain-to-UBC, and so much more).
What are the AMS & GSS doing at this election?
Vancouver-Quadra Candidates Debate
Sept 8, 7:30pm-9pm, Lev Burkhman Lounge, 3rd floor of the Nest
In-person + livestream
National Leaders Debate Watch Party
Sept 9, 6pm, Lower Atrium of the Nest
Sept 10-20, in and outside the NEST
Feel free to come up to us and ask any elections-related questions! Free elections swags!
Students and young adults make up the largest block of voters in Canada. This federal election, vote for the things that matter to you! It’s easy to vote. let us show you how.
How to register to vote?
You will need three things to vote:
When do I vote?
The first step in the voting process is making sure you’re eligible to vote. You must be:
Election day voting: September 20th (AMS Student NEST) or your riding.
How do I register to vote?
It’s super simple! There’s a couple ways you can register – whether it’s in advance or registering at the polls. Yes, you can even register at the poll right before you vote!
Make your voice heard in this upcoming federal election on Sept. 20!
You can access more information regarding the election through the Elections Canada website at: https://www.elections.ca/
Reading through all the parties’ platform to decide on who to vote for can be a daunting task. For your quick reference, the GSS has compiled key platform points of the four major parties running in BC:
Disclaimer: For references only. The GSS does not endorse any political party. The documentation published by each party is deemed as their official platform.