Voter Turnout in Canadian Federal Elections Research Paper by Quality Writers

Voter Turnout in Canadian Federal Elections
An analysis of the reasons for low voter turnout in Canadian federal elections and strategies for improving the turnout.
# 100348 | 2,113 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper examines the nature of the apathy in voter participation rates during the past two federal elections in Canada. It discusses the nature of the reasons used to explain low voter turnout rates in Canadian federal elections. Additionally, the paper proposes useful strategies that could be (and are being) employed in order to combat low voter turnouts.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: Low Voter Turnout
Underlying Roots and Causes Behind Low Voter Turnout
Strategies for Improving Voter Turnout
Conclusions: The Way Forward for the Canadian Electorate

From the Paper:

"With more people turning out for the 2006 federal election than did in 2004, the call for electoral reform has become somewhat muted. It is important, however, that the process of reform continue so that Canada can improve its standing among other democratic nations with regard to voter participation. Targeting potential youth voters to impress upon them the importance of the political process and dismantling the winner-take-all electoral system are important first steps in this regard. Federal transparency and oversight of political actions may be the only means that can restore voter trust in politicians. Only time and concerted effort will reveal if it is possible for Canada to avoid a potential voter crisis in the coming decades."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Balancing Ballots." Canada and the World Backgrounder 71.5 (March 2006): 24-28.
  • "Breeding Cynics." Canada & the World Backgrounder 69.4 (January 2004): 4-7.
  • "Civil Society, The." Canada and the World Backgrounder 67.1 (Septeber 2001): 24-29.
  • D'Souza, Patricia. "Great Ideas Wanted." This Magazine 38.1 (July-August 2004): 5.
  • Heard, Andrew. "2006 Canadian Election Results." Political Science Department, Simon Fraser University. 14 November 2006 <>.

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Voter Turnout in Canadian Federal Elections (2007, December 25) Retrieved May 28, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Voter Turnout in Canadian Federal Elections" 25 December 2007. Web. 28 May. 2023. <>