Monthly Archives: April 2012

Voting away from home

Elections are not always called at the most convenient time - and that would be obvious this election as April 23 is the middle of exams for most of us. One of the most common reasons people don't cast a ballot on election day is that they simply can't make it to the ballot box

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Huge turnout at U of L forum

The University of Lethbridge Students’ Union hosted the Get Out The Vote Campaign’s first all candidates debate of the election. All four candidates contesting Lethbridge-West were in attendance to debate a wide range of issues and answer questions from students. The format of the debate allowed candidates to debate three issue areas: fiscal policy, energy

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Register to vote for April 23

In Alberta you need to be on the voter's list in order to receive a ballot - not to worry if you were not enumerated in the fall - it is really easy to add yourself to the list. Just visit Voterlink on Elections Alberta's website at www.voterlink.ab.ca along with your Alberta driver's licence or

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The curious case of voter turnout

In 2008 fewer Albertans than ever before voted in the provincial election. Voter turnout was only 40%, an amount so low that many municipal elections and even students’ union elections see more eligible voters turn out and cast a ballot. Consider for a moment how important those 40% are, and how in those races where

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