Voting

Students left out of Fall Referendum

Following last week’s Fall Referendum voting process, it was found that 20 students were excluded from the initial vote.Continue...

Executive candidates talk shop

Features takes a look at the candidates running for next year's AMS executive.Continue...

Democracy is never ‘first past the post’

We supposedly live in a representative democracy. Yet in 2011, a party that only 39.6 per cent of the electorate voted for took majority control of Parliament .Continue...

Voting absentee as an American-Canadian citizen

I’ve always been proud of my American-Canadian dual citizenship. While I grew up in a small, Connecticut town, my summers were consumed by month-long visits to my grandparents’ cottage near Westport, Ontario. Christmas often meant travelling to Ottawa to see grandparents and cousins.Continue...

How the surging campus vote is changing Canadian politics

In 2015, the “Vote on Campus” initiative saw more than 70,000 ballots cast from students across Canada. In 2019, that number leapt to 111,300.Continue...

Parties should do more to appeal to student voters

The rhetoric that young Canadians don’t vote is outdated and inaccurate—and politicians do us a disservice when they fail to consider that.Continue...

AMS vote OKs multi-million dollar JDUC redevelopment

The multi-million dollar JDUC redevelopment project passed in a referendum on Friday evening, clearing its last major hurdle.Continue...

City of Kingston adopts ranked ballot voting system

Voting in Kingston will be on a ranked ballot system before the next municipal election in 2022.Continue...

Electoral reform could help increase the student political voice

On Feb 1, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government was scrapping all plans for electoral reform. As students, electoral reform would’ve been a step towards increasing our political representation.Continue...

Voter turnout isn’t about the age, it’s about the demographic

Pushing for the voting age to be lowered to 16 misses the bigger picture of voter representation — or rather, who’s missing from the picture.Continue...

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