Voter Turnout

#WhyIVote: We Ask Ontarians Why They Headed To The Polls

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics

Thursday is election day in Ontario. After a long, bruising campaign, Ontario voters will soon find out who'll be running Canada's most populous provi...

I Don't Understand Why You Pay Heavy Taxes and Still Don't Vote

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Music
Natalia Yanchak

As citizens of the "free world" -- North Americans, at least -- we have a great power bestowed upon us: the right to vote. Yet this basic right is often taken for granted. Understandably, enacting one's support for politicians can be frustrating, but fundamentally they are chosen by us to manage our tax dollars. And listen up: you pay taxes.

Althia Raj

Tory Bill Will Hurt Young Voters, NDP Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA – The Conservative party is trying to prevent voters who don’t support their party from casting a ballot, the NDP charged Thursday during ...

Will Internet Voting Make A Difference?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Internet voting requires more fine tuning — especially when it comes to eliminating security risks — before it can be widely used in pr...

The NDP's Problem Is Bigger Than Adrian Dix

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Over 35 years, the NDP has seen its share of the popular vote decline and its actual vote stall, despite an electorate that has nearly doubled in size over the same period. Parties that don't grow their base lose and risk withering away. The message for the NDP in all these numbers is ominous and it's not just about Adrian Dix. It may have more to do with the brand.

Why B.C. Doesn't Bother To Vote

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Over the past three decades, the percentage of British Columbians who actually vote has steadily fallen, from more than 70 per cent to a little over half last time out, when nearly one out of every two voters seemingly slept the day away and never bothered to cast a ballot. In fact, B.C. has the dubious distinction of having some of the lowest voter turnouts in the country, which says a lot when you consider that some of those other provinces don't have much to boast about either.

B.C. Election 2013: No Such Thing as a Young Voter

Cameron Fenton | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Cameron Fenton

Where politicians and pundits are right is that there is more political power in our generation than even we realize. Organizations, social movements and politicians lusting after "young voters" is actually making the problem worse. The narrowing of electoral participation as a direct translation to political action has led us to miss the forest for the trees, a forest that in Canada is probably being threatened to be clear cut, plowed for a pipeline, or removed to make way for a new mine -- and that's a big, big problem.

What Keeps Canadians Away From The Polls?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Single parents, new immigrants and those in the skilled trades are among the Canadians least likely to cast a ballot, a Statistics Canada sur...

Were You Manipulated By Voter Supression?

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

I believe that there is a concerted campaign by right-wing parties to do everything in their power to reduce the voter turnout. Negative advertising fuels the flames of cynicism and voters stay home.

Hudak Needed a Campaign of Silence

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

When Dalton McGuinty was down in the polls, Hudak seemed prepared to let the Liberals self-destruct without comment from him. Maybe if Hudak had run a campaign on silence, instead of uttering banalities and refusing to answer certain pointed questions, he'd have done better in Toronto and urban centres.

Stop Blaming Young Voters

Ilona Dougherty | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Ilona Dougherty

Perhaps the most common misconception is that young Canadians lack faith in democracy. Anyone who believes this simply hasn't looked at the evidence. Youth have just as much (or little) faith in our democratic process as their parents' generations, and it doesn't explain the difference in voter turnout.

Ontario Election Turnout Hits Record Low

CBC | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Voter turnout in Thursday’s Ontario election was so low it set a new record with only 49.2 per cent of eligible voters going to the pol...

Why I Didn't Vote

Will Braun | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Will Braun

I wasn't too busy. I didn't forget. I wasn't even one of those principled abstainers who dutifully spoil a ballot in vague protest. I just didn't bother voting. I know my view is not popular, but I doubt I'm the only one.

#WhyIVote: Canadians Explain Why They Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

During a month featuring elections in four provinces and one territory, The Huffington Post is asking Canadians why they vote. Some argue voting is...

Elections Are a Privilege, so Be Prepared and Vote!

David Turner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
David Turner

I have watched many an election in my life and I am always amazed by the low voter turnout. Do we stay home because we don't know what to do, or is it because we feel our one vote won't make a difference?

Ontario Green Vote Projected to Drop

Andrew Reeves | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada
Andrew Reeves

Why bother to vote Green if the Liberal Premier is already acting on green initiatives? Because Green voters should not forget this: McGuinty may dress in green clothing when it's in style, but that may not reflect who he is.

Not Interested. Too Busy. Why Several Million Canadians Didn't Vote

Posted 09.04.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA - A new study suggests more than a quarter of the 7.5 million eligible voters who did not cast a ballot in the May 2 fed...