5 ways you can rock the vote for education

The provincial election is on May 9, here are five things you can do to get involved and support BC colleges and universities.

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  1. Check if you are registered and eligible to vote. Visit the Elections BC website for more information, if you’re not registered yet, don’t worry — you can do it at your local polling station during advance polls or on election day.

  2. Talk with your colleagues, family, friends, and community about the issues that concern you as an educator, student, parent, or member of your community.

  3. Choose an issue related to post-secondary education that concerns you and write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Bring the issue to life with information about how it affects your life, your family, your community, and the future of BC. Examples from your life paired with facts and figures make for powerful letters.

  4. Find out who the candidates are in your constituency. You may see them campaigning at shopping centres, on street corners, at all-candidates meetings, and maybe at your own front door. Take every opportunity to ask candidates questions about the issues that concern you. Hold them accountable by asking: What will you do to....? Will you advocate for more investment in post-secondary education?

  5. VOTE! Make it a family affair: bring all the eligible voters in your household to the polls with you. Pledge your vote for post-secondary education on May 9.