The percentage of people voting is going down every 4 years for Canada. The lowest year so far was 2008. In 2011 we had a slight increase.
Ages 18-24 are the smallest group that votes. Only 38.8% of this age group votes. However, ages 65-74 are 75.1%. People 75 and over are 60.3%. Between men and women, statistics show that women participate more.
Why is this?
I think this is because:
- Young people (18-24) are more busier than ever
- People know less about politics
- People 65-74 and over are worried more about their security, health, and financial state for when they retire and want to vote
- People don’t have time to research their parties platforms
Why is this important?
This is important because people need to choose their representatives for Canada. Also there are a lot of important issues that need to be decided on like our health and environment.
This is why I am writing this blog. So everyone learn about your parties and go vote on October 19th! Convince your parents to if you are not eligible to vote yet.
I would love to hear your thoughts on why you are or are not voting – comment below!