The Importance of Voting

Like all Canadians, it is essential that Canadian Muslims also participate in the democratic process. There are many ways to do this; one of the simplest and most effective methods is voting in federal, provincial and municipal elections. Civic participation, and in particular voting, is the right and responsibility of every citizen.

With the exception of the last federal election, the Canadian Muslim community in Canada traditionally has one of the lowest participation rates in elections across all three levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal). With higher participation rates from this under-engaged community, Canadian democracy can be enriched.

The Canadian-Muslim Vote is dedicated to informing and educating Canadian Muslims about their democratic rights and responsibilities as Canadian citizens, providing practical information about how to exercise these rights and responsibilities, and encouraging Canadian Muslims to participate in the democratic process at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.