September 14, 2015 e-bulletin

Highlights

  1. Launch of Canada's Democracy Week 2015
  2. September 15: National Voter Registration Day
  3. Flagship events

Launch of #CDW2015!

We are excited to launch the fifth Canada's Democracy Week (#CDW2015)

We are excited to launch the fifth Canada's Democracy Week (#CDW2015), which will take place from September 14 to 21! This year's theme, “Let's get Canada ready to vote,” will give Canadians the tools they need to vote by telling them where, when and ways to register and vote in the fast approaching 2015 federal election.


Get Involved

The deadline for submissions is November 9, 2015. Winners will be announced in March 2016.

  • Teachers: Kick off #CDW2015 and get your students involved in the 2015 federal election with Canada's largest civic education program, Student Vote 2015, presented by CIVIX. Register now!
  • Canadians aged 14 to 17 years: Enter the National Democracy Challenge (#NDC2015) by submitting a video, image, artwork or text on the theme that was announced on August 17, 2015. The winners will receive prizes such as a trip to Ottawa. #NDC2015 will take place from August 17 to November 9, 2015.
  • Canadians across the country: Check your registration on the voters list online, and share Elections Canada information on the election to encourage family and friends to get ready to vote.

Bloggers

A number of bloggers from various walks of life will discuss this year's theme. Please visit the blog section of our website, where we will post a new entry every day during #CDW2015.

Follow the Challenge

Keep up to date by visiting democracy-democratie.ca, following the Twitter account @democracyCA (hash tags #CDW2015 and #NDC2015), liking us on Facebook and subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Voter Registration Day!

Notice anything special on your Facebook page today? Elections Canada and Facebook Canada have teamed up to ask first-time voters and people who have recently moved to check or update their voter registration online.

There are benefits to registering early: registered voters will get a personalized voter information card telling them when and where to vote. They'll also enjoy faster service at the polls.

Flagship Events

We have organized two flagship events so that Canadian students can take part in the 2015 federal election.

The first event is the fifth National Democracy Challenge, whose theme this year is related to the election: Show Canadians how to get ready to vote. The second event is Student Vote, Canada's largest civic education program, presented by CIVIX.

#NDC2015

National Democracy Challenge 2015

The fifth National Democracy Challenge 2015 was launched on August 17, 2015. Canadians aged 14 to 17 years are invited to submit a video, image, artwork or text in response to this year's theme:

Show Canadians how to get ready to vote

Important Dates

The deadline for submissions is November 9, 2015. Winners will be announced in March 2016.


student voteRegister your school for Student Vote 2015, Canada's largest civic education program, presented by CIVIX.


  • Students will participate in a parallel election held in conjunction with the 2015 federal election and will use authentic election materials.
  • Registered schools will receive activity resources, campaign posters, an election operations manual and genuine election materials (ballot boxes, voting screens, ballots and riding maps).
  • The program and resources are available to schools free of charge and in both official languages.
  • An independent evaluation has found that Student Vote increases student interest in and knowledge of politics and democracy, and that it heightens their sense of civic duty, both of which will help them exercise their right to vote when they turn 18.
Don't wait – register your school today!

Be ready to vote in 2015

Where, when and the ways

Elections Canada is the official source of information about where, when and the ways to vote.

Online Voter Registration

You can now check or update your registration at the elections.ca/register.

If you are registered at your current address, you are ready to vote and will get:

  • a personalized voter information card telling you where and when to vote; and
  • faster service at the polling station.

ID to vote

You must prove your identity and address to register and vote in a federal election. Find out your ID options on our website.

Social media

Follow the Elections Canada Twitter account, @ElectionsCan_E, and like us on Facebook at ElectionsCanE for information on where, when and ways to vote.

Videos

Watch the videos on the Elections Canada YouTube channel to learn how to get ready to vote.

 

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Canada's Democracy Week is an Elections Canada civic education program.

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