June 17, 2015 e-bulletin
- Judges for the 2015 National Democracy Challenge
- Calling all bloggers!
- Jobs during the general election
Judges for the 2015 National Democracy Challenge
We need your help to celebrate the fifth edition of the National Democracy Challenge. We want to know who you think would be the best judges for #NDC2015!
#NDC2015 invites Canadians between the ages of 14 and 17 to submit a video, an image/artwork or a piece of writing in response to a question tied to this year's theme: "Let's get Canada ready to vote!"
The #NDC2015 question will be announced on August 17, 2015.
The deadline for submissions is November 9, 2015.
Calling all bloggers!
As we announced in the previous electronic bulletin, the fifth edition of Canada's Democracy Week (#CDW2015) will take place from September 14 to 21, 2015. This year's theme, Let's get Canada ready to vote!, encourages Canadians to plan to participate in the 2015 federal election.
We are looking for guest bloggers who would like to share
- how they are helping Canadians be properly informed about the election, specifically where, when and the ways to vote;
- how they are encouraging "pre-voters" (Canadians under 18) to get involved in the 2015 federal election.
We are especially looking for guest bloggers under 18 to tell us how they are involved in the election.
Desired length: maximum 400 words
Language: English or French
Format: Text or video (new this year!)
Conditions: Because CDW is a non-partisan initiative, your post needs to be non-partisan as well.
Where it will be posted: On the #CDW2015 website or, if it is a video, on our YouTube pages.
Interested? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with our team!
Jobs during the general election
Did you know that over 200,000 Canadians across the country are hired when an election is held?
To work in a federal election, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen;
- be at least 16 years of age (priority given to those 18 and over);
- for most jobs, live in the riding you will be working in;
- remain non-partisan.
To find out more, or to submit an application online, go to elections.ca.
Be ready to vote in 2015
Where, when and ways to vote
Elections Canada is the official source of information about where, when and the ways to vote.
Follow Elections Canada on Twitter @ElectionsCan_E for information about where, when and the ways to vote.
You can now check or update your registration at elections.ca/register.
If you are registered at your current address, you are ready to vote. You will get:
- a personalized voter information card telling you where and when to vote; and
- quick service at the polls
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