Vote Pop Ups
Power Shift WR is excited to be partnering with Ryerson's Democratic Engagement Exchange to bring Vote PopUps to Waterloo Region ahead of the fall 2019 federal election.
What is Vote PopUp? It is a toolkit to ignite interest in elections and demystify the voting process for first-time and infrequent voters. It was initially developed by the Samara Centre for Democracy in partnership with Elections Canada and launched in July 2015. In the last federal election 8 million Canadians eligible to vote chose not to. A disproportionate number of non-voters are young, racialized, marginalized, or a combination of the three. Vote PopUp aims to change this.
How does it work? During elections, the Democratic Engagement Exchange creates a toolkit for community organizations and civic leaders that is available for free download and offers training for staff and volunteers interested in hosting a Vote PopUp in their community. The toolkit includes everything needed to create a simulated polling place (ballot box, voting screens, sample ballots) and a guide describing best practices. To date, the toolkit and training has been adapted for use with Elections Canada, Elections Ontario and Elections BC and have been downloaded by over 500 people in over 100 towns and cities across Canada. Over 300 community groups held a Vote PopUp, attended a training session or access the kit.
Watch a quick video about how Vote PopUps work below or on Facebook.
Learn more about Vote PopUps at engagedemocracy.ca/vote-popup
|Interested in running a Vote PopUp with your organization?
Please email Kate Pearce at [email protected]
Vote PopUps Across Waterloo Region
Partners across Waterloo Region are hosting Vote PopUps as part of public events or in their facilities in August and September 2019.
Planning to attend any of these events or locations? Look for a Vote PopUp booth!
Check this space in early October to see the results of the Vote PopUps.
|Event and/or Host||Date||Time||Location||Vote PopUp Host|
|Waterloo Fest||September 5, 2019||4-7:30pm||Uptown Waterloo Public Square||City of Waterloo|
|Waterloo Fest||September 5, 2019||4-7:30pm||Uptown Waterloo Public Square||THEMUSEUM|
|30th Annual Community CornFest||September 7, 2019||5:30-9:30pm||Warner Mennonite Church
1725 Beaverdale Rd, Cambridge
|PowerShiftWR / WGSI|
|Idea Exchange - Clemen's Mills||September 10, 2019||4-8pm||50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge||Idea Exchange|
|Idea Exchange - Queen's Square||September 11, 2019||4-8pm||1 North Square, Cambridge||Idea Exchange|
|Idea Exhange - Preston||September 12, 2019||4-8pm||435 King St. E., Cambridge||Idea Exchange|
|Idea Exchange - Hespeler||September13, 2019||1-4pm||5 Tanner St E., Cambridge||Idea Exchange|
|Newcomer Day Cambridge||September 17, 2019||3-8pm||Cambridge City Hall,
50 Dickson St, Cambridge
|City of Cambridge|
|Doors Open Waterloo||September 21, 2019||10am-12pm||Mennonite Central Committee Ontario,
50 Kent Ave, Kitchener
|Mennonite Central Committee Ontario|
|Kitchener Public Library - Central||September 24, 2019||1-2pm and 3:30-5pm||85 Queen St. N., Kitchener||Kitchener Public Library|
|Langs||September 24, 2019||4:30-7pm||1145 Concession Rd., Cambridge||Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region|
|Kitchener Public Library - Central||September 25, 2019||2-3pm||85 Queen St. N., Kitchener||Kitchener Public Library|
|Kitchener Public Library - Central||September 26, 2019||10-11:30am||85 Queen St. N., Kitchener||Kitchener Public Library|
|Idea Exchange - Queen's Square NFB Film Club "What is Democracy" Screening||September 27, 2019||2pm||1 North Square, Cambridge||Idea Exchange|
|THEMUSEUM||September 28, 2019||10am-2pm||10 King St. W., Kitchener||THEMUSEUM|