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Get Out The Vote Campaign

The Canada federal election has been called for October 21, 2019.

Your vote is important! The more students vote, the more likely that student values will help shape the future of our country. It’s time to act!

AUSU has partnered with the Canadian Alliance of Students Association (CASA) in a nation-wide Get out the Vote campaign. We need YOUR PLEDGE TO VOTE to make sure the voices of Athabasca University students are heard in the upcoming federal election.

Show your commitment to voting in the election by pledging to vote at getoutthevote.ca. Add your name to the list of thousands of students that have promised to vote on October 21!

Pledge to Vote for a chance to win a FREE AU undergrad course or other great prizes!


Two Ways to Win Great Prizes!

AUSU Prize Draw – over $2,500 in prizes!

By pledging to vote, any AUSU member will also be automatically entered to in a draw to win a variety of great prizes from AUSU, including:

  • FREE undergraduate course at Athabasca University (2 available)
  • Amazon Gift Cards (up to $100 each, 5 available)
  • Free Online AU Exam Invigilation through ProctorU ($40 value, 20 available)

See below for more details on the AUSU prize draw. 

CASA Prize Draw – Chance to win $100!

You can also enter CASA’s Instagram contest for a chance to win a $100 gift card! To enter, just: 


Get out the Vote Student Social Events

AUSU and AUGSA, the Grad Students’ Association, are teaming up for some upcoming Student Social Events in Alberta and Saskatchewan!

The events will be a great opportunity to meet up with fellow AU students, as well as an opportunity to participate in our Get out the Vote campaign!

When Where
September 23rd 
7-9 pm
The Rec Room
1180-901 64th Ave NE., Calgary, AB
September 26th 
6-8 pm
The Rec Room
West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, AB  
September 28th
2-4 pm
The Underground Cafe
430 20th Street W., Saskatoon, SK
September 29th
2-4 pm
Cafe Français
1- 425 Victoria Ave E., Regina, SK

Help us plan – if you wish to attend one of our Student Social events, please RSVP to [email protected] (indicate which event) or on our Facebook Events.

Follow AUSU on Social Media (@AUStudentsUnion on FacebookTwitterInstagram) or visit our events page for updates!


Why should you Pledge to Vote?

Get Out The Vote is a non-partisan campaign to increase student voter turnout in the upcoming Canada federal election. We’re working along with your federal advocacy group, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), to bring this campaign to students across Canada to encourage student voters.

In the 2015 Federal Election, students made up one of the largest voting blocs in Canada. Two million student voters hit the polls, and the student vote largely decided the outcome of the federal election. When more students vote, more issues facing students become key topics in the election. Make sure you help direct the future of Canada by voting in the 2019 Federal Election.

Voting is… Your right. Your Choice. Your Responsibility. Your Voice. Your Future.

Pledge to Vote for a chance to win a FREE AU undergrad course or other great prizes!

AUSU Prize Draw Regulations

By pledging to vote, any AUSU member will also be automatically entered to in a draw to win a variety of great prizes from AUSU, including:
– FREE undergraduate course from Athabasca University (2 available)
– Amazon Gift Card (up to $100 each, 5 available)
– Free Online AU Exam Invigilation through ProctorU ($40 value, 20 available)

Only one entry per person will be accepted. Following the contest deadline, the prize winners will be selected by random drawings from all eligible entries received by AUSU by October 22. The prize winners will be contacted using the email address they used in their pledge to vote at getoutthevote.ca/ and the winner’s names will be announced on AUSU social media.

Terms of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Unclaimed prize(s) will not be awarded. Prizes are non-transferable and must be accepted as awarded, without substitution.

All federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations apply. Awarding of a prize is subject to verification of winner and their membership in AUSU. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable or determination by AUSU that the selected entrant is ineligible will result in disqualification. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to AUSU to use winner’s name for purposes of advertising without further compensation unless prohibited by law.

By accepting their prize, prize winners agree to hold harmless AUSU and its respective affiliates, council, employees, advertising and promotion agencies and assigns against any and all claims and liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) arising out of use of prize. By participating entrants agree to be bound by these terms and the decisions of AUSU.

If you have any questions about the Get out the Vote Campaign or the AUSU prize draw, please email [email protected].

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