Vote Mob to Conjure Up Youth Participation in Election

Winnipeg students will be rallying their peers to get out and vote in a movement designed to encourage young people to exercise their democratic right.

The nationwide “Vote Mob” at noon on Wednesday, April 27 is a way to energize youth political engagement.

During the 2008 federal election, the youth vote hit an all-time low with only 37.4% voter turnout.

The goal of the mob is to inspire and encourage youth to head to the polls on Monday, May 2, while not publicly endorsing any one particular party.

“We also wish to call attention to issues that are important to students which are currently being ignored from political discussions,” said organizer Brittany Thiessen.

The mob will take place at the Centennial Hall escalators at the University of Winnipeg and last until around 3:30 p.m.