- (ardin_resolute) wrote in asiancanadians,


At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little boooth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.
- Winston Churchill

For those of you living under a rock, today is election day in Canada. If you're over 18, get out there and VOTE (if you haven't already).

Didn't get a voter registration card? No problem! Bring a piece of ID and proof that you live where you live with you to your local voting booth and present it.

Not living at home? Again, no problem. You can vote in the riding you're currently living in. Just do the above.

Don't want to vote for any of the candidates? Refuse your ballot. Go to the booth, get your ballot, then turn it right back in and say you refuse it. That will be recorded as a refused ballot.

DO NOT SPOIL YOUR BALLOT Spoiled ballots are not recorded as anything and you will have lost your chance to be counted.

DO NOT SIT ON YOUR DUFFS AT HOME WHINING ABOUT HOW ALL POLITICIANS ARE THE SAME There is no reason not to vote. As I said, if you don't want to vote, refuse your ballot, but if you sit at home, you didn't even put in the effort to do THAT.

If you didn't even try to participate in the process, you have no leg to stand on if you try to complain about the future government.

The system isn't perfect, but we should all still participate in our democratic process. I don't care who you vote for, just go out there and make yourself heard.
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