From March 2 – April 20, 2015, the Halifax Regional Municipality led a citizen engagement to stimulate discussion and ideas on how to increase voter engagement. Insight gathered will further our efforts to increase voter turnout in the 2016 election and beyond.
Through a survey on the municipality’s engagement portal, Shape Your City, citizens had the opportunity to share their thoughts on engaging new and youth voters, accessibility, ways to cast your ballot and roles of participants in the electoral process.
Many also shared their ideas at interactive sessions on municipal voting, hosted by the municipality at the Halifax Central Library on April 11.
Thank you to all who participated in the event or online.
Didn’t get a chance to share your ideas? You can still contact the Election Office:
Email: Election Office
Phone (TTY): 902-490-6645
Want to learn more about voter engagement in Halifax?
Read Dalhousie University Professor, Dr. Jeffrey Roy’s paper, “Voter Engagement in Halifax”. The key themes from his paper shape the focus of the survey. Refer to the annotated bibliography for further information.