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What happens when people vote?

Published on September 05, 2021 | Last Updated April 08, 2022
What are elections all about?

Why do we vote?

Canada is a representative democracy. That means that eligible Canadians (they have the right to do something) get to have their say on who runs the country. They can vote in:

  • Local elections that affect the city they live in.
  • Bigger elections that affect the province or territory they live in.
  • One big election that affects all of Canada.

So how does voting work? We've put together six things that happen at all three of these types of elections.


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