My fellow Humber and Guelph-Humber students…
Your student government is here to make your student experience the best it can possibly be but we needÂ something from you first.
We need you to vote in the upcoming IGNITE elections, from Monday, March 13th – Friday, March 17th. Here’s why you should:
Everyone knows what happens when you assume the right person will get elected
In the last 12 months,Â we have seen many political upsets. Great Britain was shocked after the Brexit results, and many U.S. political journalists were sure Hillary Clinton was going to win.Â If you care about a candidate then vote for them! They need your vote.
Progress starts with you
A decision not to vote hasÂ just as many repercussionsÂ as voting for the wrong person. Progress requires strong leadership, and strong leadership comes from voters. Be part of a movement, make a difference, and have your voice heard.
It costs nothing to vote
Voting is easy.
- Find out which candidate you like
- Walk to the booth
- Tick the box
I mean… it’s easier than waking up on a Monday morning.
It’s more than your right, it’s your responsibility
Not only can you vote, you should vote. A democratic voting system – regardless of if it’s for a federal, provincial, municipal, or student governmentÂ – requires the participation of all eligibleÂ voters. The student government represents the entire population of Humber and Guelph-Humber students, including you.
Voting helps you stay informed
It’s important to understand what is happening on your campus.Â Changes at your campus affect you, whether youÂ know about them or not. Here are some tips on how to stay informed during this election period.
Impact future generations of students
The Games Room, Sleep Lounge, Student Lifeline, and Flex Insurance are services available to all students. The student body has access to these things because past generations voted for a student government who wanted to implement these services. Vote for not only yourselfÂ but for future students as well.
Why wouldn’t you?
The same way Canadian citizens pay taxes to the Canadian Government, Humber and Guelph-Humber students pay a fee for their student government. You are paying for a service, so make sure you have an input into how it is being governed. Vote for a candidate who represents you, and your values.
Make the most of your opportunity to vote and take the time out of your day to do so.Â If you haven’t already done so, find out who is running this year and what their platforms are on our Candidates page.
Cast your vote between March 13th and March 17th.
Voting stations can be found at:
- L Building,Â 2nd Floor near cafeteria
- AB Building, A107
- IGNITE Student Centre
- 2nd Floor near elevators
- Stay tuned for online votingÂ instructions via email