Elections BC official to speak about Electoral Politics and Youth at UFV on Sept 16

While Canada is in the midst of a national election campaign, the provincial election agency, Elections BC, is preparing for the next provincial general election, scheduled for May 2017.

That preparation includes public presentations. Keith Archer, the Chief Electoral Officer of B.C., will be giving a lecture on youth and electoral politics at 2:30 pm on Wed,  Sept 16 in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101). All are welcome to attend this free event.

Elections BC is working with six post-secondary universities in BC — including UFV — to develop strategies for the 2017 general election that encourage young voters to register and to vote. At UFV a special topics applied multi-disciplinary course anticipated for offering for the Winter 2016 semester is currently in development.

One of the groups of interest to Elections BC is young voters, aged 18 to 25, and 26 to 35. Young people in both these age groups are less likely to be registered to vote, and are less likely to vote, than older voters.

For more information, please contact Ken Brealey, Associate Dean of Faculty, College of Arts, at ken.brealey@ufv.ca

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