We Vote North Shore story #4: 'My parents always stressed the importance of voting'

We Vote North Shore is a group of organizations that believe in citizen engagement, including the importance of voting in democratic elections and working to encourage non-partisan voter education and engagement.

The following is a series of personal voting stories leading up to the Oct. 20 municipal elections. To learn more and get involved, visit wevotens.ca.

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Voting story No. 4: Cullen Hughes, Marketing Student

“I am a young voter. My parents always stressed the importance of voting and involved me in political discussions from a young age. They taught me that voting is not something to be taken for granted because not everyone in the world is able to take part in a democratic voting process. A lot of my friends don’t vote because they don’t think it makes a difference, but I think that if you’re living in a community it’s important to find ways to have your voice heard. It sounds cliché, but every vote counts. The people we elect have an impact on our day-to-day lives. Voting in municipal elections gives us an opportunity to really get involved with what’s going on right outside our doorsteps.”

 

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