The BC Provincial Election – How the Internet and Social Media can Influence the Vote

On May 14, 2013, the province of British Columbia will be holding a provincial election. With the increase of social media and mobile Internet usage it is exciting to see how candidates will embrace the Internet to, hopefully, increase voter turnout.

There have always been many challenges with engaging the voting population, especially young people.

Elections BCFacebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube and candidate blogs can all provide easy access to candidates, information and their platforms. View Candidates and Their Internet Presence

Plus, these social media tools are engaging and interactive. Even more convenient, more and more people can access social media from their mobile phones and tablets, which makes obtaining the information easier than ever.

It will be interesting to see how candidates will use social media to engage and educate the general voting public.

Already, on day one, one candidate has resigned over comments made on a local news website’s message board. Those following news outlets on social media were among the first to know. Following the candidates, political parties and news outlets on social media is a great way to find out what’s the latest news on the election.

Looking for an Election BC Primer? Want to Learn More About the Issues and How Your Beliefs Fit Within The British Columbia Election 2013?

A fun tool that may help increase education on the issues is Vote Compass, an online quiz designed by political scientists to help you discover how you fit in the British Columbian political landscape.

It’s an easy way to learn more about the issues for this provincial election and may help you determine how you should vote based on your answers and beliefs.

Here’s a list of BC Election 2013 Candidates, including emails, social media accounts and websites. 

 

Visit Elections BC for more information on how and where to vote!

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