Student Get Out the Vote Campaign

by: Sally Gunz, FAUW President

Thanks to all faculty who passed on the student messages re: voting for the federal election.

We hear that the voting initiative was very successful. At UW, just under 5,000 students voted during the special ballot days (October 5-8). Across Canada there were more than 70,000.

Given how many students would otherwise have been effectively disenfranchised because they were away from their home riding, this is was an important and successful initiative. We trust this will convince Elections Canada to continue this for future elections.