The Canadian Press

2015-07-17 | Youth Vote Pressure

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Peer pressure is being touted by experts as the best tool to convince young Canadians to vote in the upcoming federal election. But they says political parties also need to give millennials a reason to head to the polls if they are to successfully combat the recent drop in youth voter turnout rates. Sam Gilman, founder of the USBased bipartisan think tank Common Sense Action, says what helped Barack Obama get re-elected in 2012 was a concerted effort to reach out to individual young people, and then shaming them into voting. (Elections Canada says fewer than 39 per cent of eligible voters aged 18 to 24 cast ballots during the 2011 election.)

Date: 2015-07-17
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 7 seconds

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