Contrary to the headline of this CP article, (It’s all over but the voting…), campaign offices across the country will be beehives of activity today as various parties attempt to ensure that their identified voters get to the polls.
Get Out The Vote is the most important campaign strategy because those pre-election surveys are just snapshots of voter intention at the time. The real challenge is to transform the theoretical into the tangible.
What can you do? Your local campaign office will be more than happy to accept your help on the phones, as a scrutineer or driver, or any number of other important functions.
But above all please vote and do all you can to make sure your friends, family and neighbours do the same.
I’m trying to keep this post as non-partisan as possible but readers are welcome to comment. I would only ask that you follow Election Canada’s muddy, archaic rules (that Parliament needs to revisit ASAP!)
Comments moderation may be enabled this evening until all polls are closed out west. (Steve Janke will be doing that as well.)
Please vote and let your voice be heard! I cannot think of any previous election where so much was at stake.
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Sort of Political gives us a reality check with the real world news of Bin Laden’s death. Being a competent Prime Minister means being able to respond quickly to international events in a serious and appropriate manner. No doubt Stephen Harper has had to act with two different hats during the election and his role as PM was muted in terms of publicity during the campaign due to related rules. The other party leaders only had to concentrate on the election.
Will you be voting for a PM or a drinking buddy? If you choose the latter, you’d better also be prepared to pick up the tab.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s full statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden can be found at the Vancouver Sun.