Methods

These tools are designed by young people for young people. Their purpose is to make voting more accessible to young Canadians.

The main takeaways from our tools are that:

  1. There are A LOT of young people who can vote.
  2. You can choose to vote in either your home or school riding if you are a student
  3. The parties have different positions on the issues young Canadians care about

If you have any questions or concerns about our tools, please email tyler@futuremajority.ca

Why Vote

Polling data was sourced from Calculated Politics, a non-partisan polling prediction website. Total votes assigned to each party for each riding was calculated by multiplying the total votes in the 2015 election by the projected vote share for each party in the 2019 election. The number of young voters that could be assigned to a party was calculated by estimating the number of young Canadians in each riding by aging the age cohorts by three years since the most recent census.. Statistics Canada does not provide current age breakdowns by ridings. We estimated the number of young people that voted in each riding by multiplying the provincial voter turnout in 2015 by the approximate number of young people that were eligible to vote in 2015.

Which Party

A team of young Canadians conducted the research with oversight from Future Majority staff. We had academics from the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Guelph review. All policy preferences were gathered from party platforms, direct quotes from party leaders or party websites. Political parties were not consulted. Our content was reviewed by lawyers.

It is important to note, that as parties release more policy points, we will update the tool.

We only included parties that poll over 5%.