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VoteParty.ca and VotePromise.ca reach 700,000 Ontarians with “Help a non-voter vote” message during election campaign

Largest non-party voter turnout initiatives help increase voter turnout by 7.7% compared to 2011 election (from 51.3% to 58%)

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Monday, June 25, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, the VoteParty.ca and VotePromise.ca voter turnout initiatives of the Democracy Education Network announced that they reached 700,000 Ontarians with their Make a #VoteDate and Make the #VotePromise efforts to encourage voters to help non-voters vote in the recent provincial election.

The initiatives were the largest non-political party voter turnout efforts in Ontario, and helped increase voter turnout by 7.7% compared to the 2011 election, up from 51.3% to 58%.

VoteParty.ca’s celebrity video urging voters to Make a #VoteDate with a non-voter was shown before movies in 67 Cineplex theatres across Ontario May 26-June 7 and viewed by 250,000 people. The video featured Rick Mercer, chart-topping band MAGIC!, Ashley Carlingbull (actress and Mrs. Universe), Michelle Morgan (from CBC’s “Heartland”) and Elena Juatco (from ABC’s “Open Heart”).

VoteParty.ca also reached hundreds of thousands more Ontarians with the video, and other Make a #VoteDate videos and posts, through media coverage on CBC (online and several radio shows), several other radio shows, and its Facebook page and Twitter account.

VotePromise.ca also reached tens of thousands of Ontarians through radio interviews, and with its Make the #VotePromise videos, including a video by TV and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos on its Facebook page and Twitter account.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Duff Conacher, Co-founder of the Democracy Education Network
Cell: 416-546-3443
Email: info@voteparty.ca
Internet: http://VoteParty.ca and http://VotePromise.ca


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VoteParty.ca’s celebrity video ad has reached about 700,000 voters by showing in movie theatres across Ontario since May 26th

Come to the online #VoteParty tonight to post your reaction to election results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, June 7, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, the VoteParty.ca and VotePromise.ca voter turnout initiatives of the Democracy Education Network are letting Ontario voters know that it’s not too late to join the #VoteParty by Making a #VoteDate with a non-voter to take them to vote or to by Making the #VotePromise to help a non-voter vote.

VoteParty.ca’s celebrity video urging voters to Make a #VoteDate with a non-voter has been seen by about 700,000 Ontarians before movies in 67 Cineplex theatres across Ontario since May 26th. The video features Rick Mercer, chart-topping band MAGIC!, Ashley Carlingbull (actress and Mrs. Universe), Michelle Morgan (from CBC’s “Heartland”) and Elena Juatco (from ABC’s “Open Heart”).

VoteParty.ca has also reached tens of thousands more Ontarians with the video, and other Make a #VoteDate videos and posts, on its Facebook page and Twitter account. VotePromise.ca has also reached tens of thousands of Ontarians with its Make the #VotePromise videos, including a video by TV and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos on its Facebook page and Twitter account.

All Ontarians are also invited to post to Twitter #VoteParty tonight to share their reactions to the election results.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Duff Conacher, Co-founder of the Democracy Education Network
Cell: 416-546-3443
Email: info@voteparty.ca
Internet: http://VoteParty.ca and http://VotePromise.ca


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NEWS RELEASE

Celebrities coming to VoteParty.ca to help young voters vote – video ad will be shown in movie theatres across Ontario May 26th-June 7th

Make a #VoteDate and take a non-voter to vote with you or

Make the #VotePromise to help a non-voter vote – and then #VoteParty on June 7th

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VoteParty Initiative reached more than 3.5 million people across Canada

Thank you so much to Cineplex Entertainment, Toronto Star, MUCH, Etalk and many celebrities and many others who provided important, generous help

Federal election voter turnout increased by 7.39%+ -- the largest change ever

28 election-night Vote Parties held in 7 provinces

Initiative continuing now for Northwest Territories, and Newfoundland and Labrador, elections, and for future elections until July 1, 2017

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You are invited to more than 25 election night vote parties across Canada – National online #VoteParty tonight!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

OTTAWA – Today, the VoteParty.ca/VotePromise.ca initiative invited the public and media to come to any of the more than 25 election night vote parties in cities in 7 provinces at: http://www.voteparty.ca/vote_parties 

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You are invited to 20 election night vote parties across Canada -- National #VoteParty on October 19

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Friday, October 16, 2015

OTTAWA – Today, the VoteParty.ca/VotePromise.ca initiative invited the public and media to come to any of the 20 election night vote parties in 7 provinces at: http://www.voteparty.ca/vote_parties 

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CJAD News: Vote Party hopes to make election Monday, a Funday

Posted on 10/5/2015 5:15:00 AM by James Foster

A new website is hoping to help millennials exercise their right to vote in the next federal election.

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CTV News: Vote Party lets youths inspire each other to vote October 5, 2015

In recent years, young people have been notoriously hard to get out to voting stations. One website is giving more civic-minded young people a way to persuade their peers to vote.

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News Release: More celebrities coming to the VoteParty.ca to help young voters Make a #VoteDate for Oct.19

Today, VoteParty.ca released its second Canadian celebrity montage video calling on voters to Make a #VoteDate with a non-voter - all part of VoteParty.ca's campaign to increase the number of voters, especially young voters, who vote.

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National Observer: Celebs urge Canadians to vote as election day nears

VoteParty.ca launched a new nationwide drive on Oct. 2 to boost the number of young voters ahead of the Oct. 19 election

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