Montreal – October 7, 2013 –
In order to encourage English-speaking youth to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), in partnership with the Directeur général des élections du Québec (DGEQ) has launched the Vote it Up campaign and is recruiting young ambassadors to mobilize youth to go to the polls on November 3.
“Youth are more inclined to get out and vote and get involved when they are engaged directly by someone they know. We have proposed a series of activities our young recruits can implement in their community to educate their peers about the importance of voting,” explains Rosanna Tomiuk, the campaign’s spokesperson. “Youth aged 18 to 35 represent 25 per cent of the population of Quebec, but less than 30 per cent of us went to the polls in the last municipal elections.”