Encouraging young adults in Burrows to vote


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This article was published 13/09/2021 (625 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The right of all adults to cast their ballots on election day is central to democracy in Canada. The 2021 federal election is coming up very soon – on Mon., Sept. 20. It is important that all Canadians take this opportunity to have their voices heard.

I especially want to encourage young adults in Burrows to get out and cast their votes. For those who have turned 18 since the 2019 election, such as our recent high school graduates, this is your first opportunity to vote for who you want to be your local political representative – at any level of government.

Youth are critically important to our democracy. They bring a new way of seeing and doing things and they have an abundance of hope and passion for making the future better. Unfortunately, statistics show that young adults typically have lower participation in the electoral process – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Millennials and Gen Z now make up a substantial part of the voting population and it is now more possible than ever for young people to drive the results of this and every election.

One of the biggest barriers to getting more young people out to vote is that they don’t know how, they don’t feel educated enough, or they find it inconvenient to do so with their busy schedules.

That’s why it’s important to plan ahead of time how you will cast your ballot. While the advance polls closed on Sept. 13, you can still go to your designated polling stations on election day, or you can vote by mail if you applied by Sept. 14.

You can find your local polling station at www.elections.ca. The Elections Canada website also has all of the information you need about how to register to vote and what identification to bring with you.

 The right to vote comes with a responsibility to educate yourself on the platforms of the different candidates and political parties and make your independent choice of who you want to represent you. This is your opportunity to elect the government you think will best work for all of us – please do your research, make a plan, and get out there and vote!

If you have any questions, you can contact my office at 204-415-7621 or diljeet.brar@yourmanitoba.ca.

I’d like to remind constituents that our new office address is 3-350 Keewatin St. Please come by and visit.



Diljeet Brar

Diljeet Brar
Burrows constituency report

Diljeet Brar is the NDP MLA for Burrows.

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