Students Turned Away at Polls?
Thursday, October 16, 20083 Comments
I have heard through the grapevine that there were students turned
away from the polls on Election Day because they did not have
"adequate" identification. I would like to know about these
experiences because it is something Elections Canada needs to address.
This year Canada experienced an all time low in voter turnout.
Undoubtedly people ages 18-25 were part of this. If you experienced
being denied the right to vote, please send me an e-mail or give me a
Many people claim that students are apathetic and that is why they do
not vote. I do not believe this. There was a good deal of voter
energy on campus for this election and both All-Candidates Forums that
the CSA and Student Life held were well attended and we ran out of
time for all the questions that were asked. Perhaps the problem isn't
students, but the Electoral System.
Local Affairs Commissioner
Central Student Association
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