MyVoteMatters aims to increase voter turnout

This is non-partisan and just a plea for all of us in Vancouver who are eligible to vote to get out on November 15th and vote. I have this sign on my lawn, but it keeps getting stolen. I just hope the thieves are putting it where everyone can see it. I’ve got lots!

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Lawn Sign MyVoteMattersWe are happy to share the following message from Mike Andruff of MyVoteMatters.ca, which was established to identify issues that matter to voters and invite candidates to state their position on those issues — and to get people out to vote in the November 15 civic election in Vancouver.

“On October 27, 2014, 64.3% of eligible Torontonian voters turned up to exercise their franchise, in contrast to 34.6% of eligible Vancouverites who turned up in November of 2011. Why the apathy in Vancouver? Granted that was then, and a lot has occurred since that time.

Will the Vancouver voter turnout be different in 2014? Every voter in Vancouver has a stake in how their city is managed. The 18-35 year olds who typically shy away from the polls, need to join the process if they are to get an electoral system more responsive to their needs. New Canadians, unfamiliar…

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  1. Hi Julie, The City was very quick to call me last week to explain that they were collecting MyVoteMatters signs of all city property, and we would be fined if it were to continue. Likely how yours keep disappearing. It is unfortunate they won’t cut this initiative any slack. But, it is what it is.

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