Democracy

Hold a city-wide door to door voter registration for the 2018 city election

Did you know that every single property owner is automatically registered to vote (“enumerated”), but tenants and homeless people are not? In the past, Vancouver paid for citywide door-to-door voter enumeration to make sure that tenants, who make up over half our population, aren’t left off the voters list. When the program was cut in 1988, about 20,000 tenants were dropped from the voter rolls.

It is time to reinstate city-funded door-to-door voter enumeration to make sure that renters, low income, working class, indigenous people, and other racialized groups that have been systematically disenfranchised are not left off the voter rolls. And we must ensure that permanent residents can vote in municipal elections.