Campus Life

SU looks to mobilize voters

The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) and the University of Lethbridge Students' Union (ULSU) recently rolled out an ambitious Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign to get young and first-time voters in Alberta's post-secondary institutions involved in the impending provincial election.

"The goal of the campaign is simple, get as many students out to vote as possible," says ULSU president and CAUS Chair Zack Moline. "Students at the University of Lethbridge will be asked to sign a pledge form with a commitment that they will vote in the next election."

The contact information that the students provide on the pledge form will be used to update them with the necessary information to make an informed decision on Election Day. It will also provide CAUS and the ULSU the opportunity to encourage students to get out and exercise their right to vote.

"As a Spring election appears imminent, the ULSU is preparing now to ensure that the campaign is an overwhelming success," said Moline.

Together with CAUS, the University of Calgary and University of Alberta Students' Unions, the ULSU hopes to inform and encourage a record number of students to pledge and then get out to the polls in the potential spring election. This upcoming election will be exciting, and will be the first provincial election for many new voters and the ULSU is optimistic that droves of students will pledge.

Students can pledge to vote online at the campaign website but will also be given numerous opportunities to pledge in person throughout the campaign.

Any students interested in participating in the GOTV campaign to help inform their fellow students can contact ULSU Volunteer Coordinator Mike Solberg to get involved. Mr. Solberg can be contacted via email at

For more information about CAUS' GOTV campaign, visit or contact the University of Lethbridge Students' Union at 403-329-2222.