Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Youth voters want their voices to count

Young voices of the University of British Columbia express their opinions on the urgency of voting in the elections.

By Yasasvi Mehta, Priya Bhat, Sarah Sidhu, Shreya Shah and Hala Kanan , in Elections , on October 19, 2019

Young people are the largest and fastest-growing demographic in Canada. They turned out in huge numbers during the 2015 federal election, with key issues like cannabis legalization and the possibility of electing a new, young leader driving them to the ballots.

This year, with polarizing politics and a focus on leadership, figuring out whether young people will show up at the polls is anyone’s guess.

These voters have strong opinions about why their vote does (or does not) matter in 2019.