The Canadian-Muslim Vote (TCMV) completed its “Muslim Vote Weekend” on Thanksgiving Monday, October 14, with Get Out The Vote sermons at 130 mosque bringing Muslim voters to Advance Polls in 64 ridings from Vancouver to Whitehorse to St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Recently, amid security concerns and alleged electoral fraud, Afghan men and women stood under pouring rain to cast their ballot in the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan.
Many young people were discouraged from voting by family members because of the danger around many polling stations. But regardless, images show long lines winding their way around those areas.
Here in Canada, there are few security concerns or fear of attacks and yet many young people are not turning up at voting stations. According to Elections Canada, 38.8% of youth between ages 18-24 participated in the federal elections in 2011.