What Matters to You? : Vote PopUps @Library
The Pictou Antigonish Regional Library would like to know - what are your ‘burning topics’ in this year’s Federal election?
Several public libraries in the Antigonish and Pictou area will be hosting “Vote PopUps” this election season. Vote PopUps are simulated polling places/stations run by civic-minded community organizations, such as the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library. It’s a helpful way to experience how registered voting takes place, how to correctly complete a valid ballot, and to share what issues are most important to you. Vote PopUps help build an inclusive and vibrant democracy in Canada by demystifying the voting process, connecting people’s concerns and hopes to an election, and building a culture of engagement. Vote PopUp is a non-partisan project led by the Democratic Engagement Exchange and supported by Elections Canada.
What to expect: A person visiting a library with a Vote PopUp station will learn about the process of voting – by experiencing how to register to vote, receiving a ballot to vote, and then instruction on how to correctly complete a ballot to vote on their issue of most concern. In addition, we invite participants to share their thoughts on why it is important to vote, and make a button saying you plan to exercise your democratic right. For further information about Vote PopUp visit www.engagedemocracy.ca.
Everyone is welcome to drop by the following library locations on the dates shown.
Antigonish Town & County Library – Wednesday, October 9
New Glasgow Public Library – Thursday, October 10
Pictou Public Library - Tuesday, October 15
River John Public Library – Wednesday, October 16
Stellarton Public Library – Friday, October 11
Trenton Public Library – Tuesday, October 2
Westville Public Library – Wednesday, October 9
October is Canadian Library Month – “A visit will get you thinking!”