Voting is one of the most basic, fundamental ways you can influence your community. Canada’s 42nd election is taking place this Monday (October 19th, 2015), and any number of outcomes have been predicted. This year, more than 3.6 million Canadians have already voted in advance polls, which is 71% more than the last election. We could be looking at a record-breaking election in terms of voter turnout, so be sure to take five minutes out of your day to vote!
If you’re behind on your research, here is a comprehensive breakdown of the promises various parties have made. If you’d rather find out which party’s ideas you most align with, here is a perfect quiz where you can even weigh how much you care about different issues. You’ll get a complete breakdown at the end of where you and the parties agreed and diverged.
If you’re not sure where to vote on Monday, check your voter registration card that should have arrived in the mail, or visit the Elections Canada website.
If you’re unsure of what you need to be able to vote on Monday, here’s a list of the ID you should bring.