Waterloo Region Votes Federally

2019 Federal Election Information for Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region Votes is a nonpartisan initiative to increase voter engagement during elections.
In particular, this project aims to make it easy for our community:
  • to find out who is running in their geographic area.
  • to learn more about candidates by linking to candidate websites and social media, upcoming all-candidates meetings and events
  • to learn more about voting and the election by linking to election-related resources

Waterloo Region Votes is a project of CivicTechWR, a local group that attempts to improve the lives of residents in Waterloo Region through civic technology.

Over 9000 people used the municipal iteration of the site during the 2018 election and the project was featured in the Waterloo Region Record, CBC KW, CBC News Network and Code for Canada’s 2019 Showcase.

Who is responsible for this?

This site is a project of CivicTechWR, a local volunteer group that strives to improve the lives of residents in Waterloo Region through civic technology.

You can join us! Come to one of our meetups at https://meetup.com/CivicTechWR/ to get involved.

If you want to get in touch, email us at civictechwr.wrvotes@gmail.com .

Are you a federally registered third party?

No. As of June 13, 2019, there are new Elections Canada rules for third parties. Individuals, corporations or groups spending $500 or more on regulated activities that take place during the pre-election period or election period need to register as a third party to conduct regulated activities like partisan activities, election surveys, partisan advertising and election advertising.

CivicTechWR’s only expenditure on waterlooregionvotes.org is domain registration for the website.

How to Help

Use the site! Learn about the election so you can cast an informed vote. If there are aspects of the site that are confusing or misleading, let us know.

Spread the word! Encourage your friends, family, and social media contacts to use this site, especially if they are not engaged in municipal politics already. There are convenient sharing links at the bottom of each page on the site.

Improve the content! Are we missing information about candidates, events, questionnaires or news coverage? Contact us at civictechwr.wrvotes@gmail.com and submit it to the site. Crowdsourcing resources helps improve the site for everyone. We currently could really use help with:

  • Monitoring local news media
  • Monitoring Facebook and Twitter for election-related news and events
  • Tracking down candidate information (especially websites)
  • Contacting neighbourhood associations and other local groups
  • Helping with promotion