An increase in young voters hasn’t done enough to change the perception of millennial’s being lazy come election time.
With the Ontario general election coming up this year, the people of Ontario will vote for their next Premier. Will the young vote be a big impact in the results? Laura Stephenson is an associate professor of political science at Western University and she disagrees that the younger generation is so called “lazy” when it comes to younger people voting. She explains reasons some people may not vote and points out its not only the younger generation who is not voting.
“There are sometimes people do not vote because they don’t have the information of how to get out to the polls, you may call it lazy if they are not taking the time to gather the information and that’s not just the young people.”
Matt Bennett is a Fanshawe College student and he explains why he is choosing not to vote this year.
“It’s not that I’m not interested in politics i do like to know what’s going on in our country. I just feel like at this age no one takes me seriously enough to vote, so maybe when i am in my twenties and thirties i will vote but for now no.”
The upcoming election has a lot of attention behind it, with some people wanting a change from Kathleen Wynne and a PC party that has had to deal with its drama over leadership the interests from everyone including the younger generation should be very present