Vote mob planned for election day

Following on the success of the previous vote mob, organizers will hold another tomorrow during the federal election.

This Fredericton vote mob (or FMOB) will visit four polling stations, including the station located at the Student Union Building, before moving to Wilser’s Room  at 8 p.m. where Picaroons will buy a beer for all those who voted.

Fashioned after “flash mobs,” vote mobs are upbeat and non-partisan celebrations of electoral democracy have 18- to 24-year-olds across Canada gathering to affirm their intentions to vote.

The vote mobs started after comedian Rick Mercer called on students to vote in one of his rants.

More than 25 vote mobs have been held in the nation, with many more planned before and on election day, May 2. Below is a visual comparison of the mobs for which attendance numbers have been recorded.

By Amanda Shendrunk, The Fulcrum

For more details about the FMOB tomorrow you can go to the Facebook event.

The video from the first FMOB that happened in April can be viewed here.

With files from Amanda Shendruk — The Fulcrum (University of Ottawa).

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