“A lot of ‘get out to vote’ initiatives are aimed at people who already vote,” she said. This, she says, is the wrong group to target.
Throughout this current election, a number of politicians have jumped on board the electoral reform bandwagon, with a number of mainstream political parties promising this kind of change in their electoral platforms. But what is it about our current system that has three opposition parties calling foul?
“There weren’t any other groups focusing on these issues. As a scientist with strong interests in policy and politics this is an area I’m really passionate about, so I decided to start E4D,” she continued.
“All opinion polls show a close race,” he said. “Historically close races have increased youth voter turnout rate for all demographics. This is the closest race ever.”
“They have to vote if they care at all about the future,” he said. “What they do or do not do will reverberate through your entire lives.”
The organization hosts surveys to determine which political issues matter to students, and to demonstrate which parties are most aligned on those issues.