06/11/2014 07:54 EDT | Updated 06/11/2014 08:59 EDT

Ontario Election Day 2014: #WhyIVote, Tell Us Why You're Casting Your Ballot

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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 province.

For the last few weeks polls have been reporting that this Ontario election has been tight. Whether you headed to an advance poll or made up your mind at the last minute we want to know WHY you headed to the polls. We asked our readers on Twitter using the hashtag #WhyIVote and also on our Facebook page.

Many of you felt that voting was a civic duty and a privilege that was earned through the sacrifice of other Canadians.

One woman reminded us that voting was a right that she would not have had just a few decades before.

More reactions on Twitter:

#WhyIVote Ontario 2014

On Facebook, the conversation got a bit more heated with voters from every political affiliation weighing in.

Be sure to come back to our page for full-coverage of the Ontario election when polls close at 9 pm ET. If you haven't, get out there and vote! And tell us why you voted on Twitter and Facebook.