Vote 50 campaign continues: “But first, let me take a selfie”

With less than 24 hours until TRU goes to the polls, Kamloops Vote 50 wants to see your Election Day game face.

The local non-profit, which hopes to increase voter turnout in the 2014 municipal election from 29 per cent to 50, has launched a selfie campaign to get the social media generation to the polls.

Vote 50 encouraged voters to take a selfie after casting their ballot, tagged with #Kampaign2014. Each selfie should be taken outside the polling station while holding the “I Voted” sticker given to each voter. Selfie-takers then tag their friends in the hope that those tagged will also head to the polls. Vote 50 encouraged participants to include the tag-line “It’s your turn.”

“We’re hoping to get the ball rolling for that for advance polling and then just have it blast off for the day of the election,” Vote 50 campaign co-ordinator Will George said.

The selfie campaign goes hand-in-hand with group’s final push to engage TRU students. On Nov. 12, election candidates will be on Student Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a meet and greet, organized by TRU in collaboration with Enactus.

George said the meet and greet will be an informal event aimed at giving candidates one last shot to get their platforms out to TRU. He added that the event will look much like the Clubs Day event held in September.

TRU’s advance polling station runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the TRUSU Lecture Hall, located by the TRUSU member services desk. Potential voters should bring two pieces of ID, at least one with the voter’s address as proof of residence.