During the May 2013 British Columbia provincial election, Apathy is Boring (AisB) teamed up with Get Your Vote On to conduct voter registration drives targeting youth in several cities. Together, the two organizations formed "Street Teams" to engage youth at concerts and other events to encourage them to register. In total, the Street Teams reached over 10,500 youth. The project drew upon a "quasi-experimental" methodology to determine the impact of the youth voter registration activities. The report discusses many useful lessons for organizations involved in registration and get-out-the-vote campaigns. Key findings of the report include:
The project was undertaken with the support of Elections BC. Elections Canada provided support to the research component.
Final Report to Elections Canada
BC Youth Registration Pilot Project
March 20, 2014
Judith Handfield, Sasha Caldera, Ilona Dougherty, and Youri Cormier
Apathy is Boring