If you're somehow unaware, there is a big ol' election taking place in Canada on Monday, October 21, 2019. Canadians are granted the right to vote when they turn 18 years old and officially become adults. With the federal election taking place, a number of first time voters have stepped up to cast their votes at polling stations around the country on election day in Canada.
The election has been a wild ride for the last couple of months but these first-time voters might give you a little hope and restore (or elevate) your faith in your fellow Canadians. From teenagers posting photos of themselves voting to parents posting gleaming shout-outs to their children for voting for the first time, these proud and patriotic voters will give you a positivity boost.
Voting is a massive privilege and a powerful feeling. If you remember the first time you ever voted, you might remember how it felt to slip your ballot in the box for the first time ever.
It's impossible to predict how things will turn out for the 2019 Canadian federal election, but it's both exciting and inspirational to see these new voters doing their thing at the polling stations. Here are nine photos of first-time voters that will make you proud.
This Proud Jagmeet Singh Supporter
Today's the day! Being a first-time voter, I proudly voted for @theJagmeetSingh @NDP! #UpRiSingh #cdnpoli… https://t.co/Ba0J3g9Twc— Celine. (@Celine.)1571702547.0
Dropping Her Ballot in the Box for the First Time Ever
a very happy first time voter fulfilling her duty as a canadian citizen 🇨🇦 #ElectionDay https://t.co/nS1GCg9kVF— bree kinda ia (@bree kinda ia)1571702712.0
This Voter Who Went to the Polls for the First Time While in the Womb
First time voter ❤️. A few of us clapped for him after he voted. #elxn43 I was pregnant with Luke with I was paid… https://t.co/9h0PSC4rUi— Stephanie George (@Stephanie George)1571700834.0
A Proud Mama and Her First Time Voter
My first time voter! https://t.co/L2EreVCHUK— Lisa Dyer (@Lisa Dyer)1571700368.0
A New Voter Who Just Missed the Cutoff in 2015
@yegsheens My first time federal voter and I this morning. She just missed the last one by a month. We also have a… https://t.co/fto4gsLg7f— Michele is still staying home (@Michele is still staying home)1571700322.0
A Supportive Older Sister for Her Bro's First Vote
Choices matter. I loved supporting my little brother in making a choice to be a first time voter. #elxn43 https://t.co/5Q98tQhdzT— Kiana Alexander-Hill (@Kiana Alexander-Hill)1571693674.0
An Advanced Vote During a Family Outing
Partial family outing to the advance polling station. First time voter too. Well done! https://t.co/pzxI03f5Di— David Farnes 🇨🇦 (@David Farnes 🇨🇦)1571072586.0