Dear Division 16,
The closer we get to the election, the more we need to be considering the platforms of the parties and determining how we wish to cast our vote on October 16.
One of the tools available to help people make a decision is the Vote Compass, which is found on the CBC website. It is also being used to survey voters about their values and beliefs.
You can find it here:
There are a number of questions, some of which you will certainly be familiar with, and some that you may be uncertain about. You will be asked to agree or disagree with some statements and to say whether you think Canada should do more or less of a certain thing. If you are not sure, or haven’t considered an issue, you can click on the “don’t know” button to the right of the choices. You may want to complete Vote Compass with a parent or a sibling if you think you’ll need help with the questions.
At the end of the questions, Vote Compass will ask you a number of questions about the party leaders and your riding. Then it will give you some information about which party your beliefs align most closely with. There will be some charts and graphs representing your point of view as well as that of the parties.
As of Saturday afternoon, nearly 1 million people had completed the Vote Compass.
After you have completed the questionnaire and read your results, please use your post to comment on the experience. Make sure you include at least two of the following
- Did your results feel right? Why or why not?
- Did you think the questions were fairly worded? Give examples
- Did the vote compass help you make a decision for election day? If so, how?
- What information surprised you on the results page? Explain.
I look forward to your responses!