MB: university and college students cite lack of knowledge, interest as voting barriers in provincial election

September 11, 2019

University and college students in Manitoba were split regarding the decision to vote in yesterday’s provincial election, reports CBC. According to a survey commissioned by Elections Manitoba, 47% of people between the ages of 18-29 stated that they did not vote in the last three provincial elections, citing a lack of knowledge and interest as barriers that prevented them from voting. Recent interviews with the Province’s university and college students by CBC suggests this may still be the case. “My mom said it's going to affect my taxes if I don't vote. Is that true? I'm not sure," questioned Red River College student Gian Pineda. CBC (MB)