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Voter turnout was high—and first-time voters helped show us why

Some of the best and most heart-warming #voterselfies we received yesterday from first-time voters or their friends and family


 

We asked, and you delivered—and, according to Elections Canada, it probably helped. All across Canada, voters were snapping selfies outside their polling stations, showing off their democratic right and urging others to do the same. And for various reasons, including high advance voter numbers, election turnout in 2015 hit 68.5 per cent—the highest since 1993.

Related: Why we should give kids the vote

In response to our callout for your own #voterselfies, you sent us quite a few. Here’s just some of the best, from first-time voters or their friends and family!

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