A smart way to get young people to vote
While walking around York University on Tuesday, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the City of Vaughan had set up an advanced polling station in the heart of York’s Keele Street campus.
With over 50,000 students, many of them young adults, what a great way to make it even easier for young voters to get out to the polls and exercise their franchise. It would be interesting to see if Vaughan has more young adults voting in this election because of this convenience initiative.
While I commend Vaughan for reaching out to many of its young constituents who attend York; I wish the City of Toronto would have followed Vaughan’s lead and set up advanced polling stations at the different universities in the City of Toronto. I think an initiative like this could get many young people who don't normally vote out to the polls, because it is so easy and convenient and they can fit it into their normal school schedule.
While it is too late for the City of Toronto to do such a thing for this election, it’s never too early to start planning for the next election!