Tell us why you vote and you could win money for school!

By Admin Wednesday October 15 2014 in News
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The City of Mississauga’s municipal election will be held on Monday, October 27. Make a plan to vote, but first tell us why you vote. The City wants to hear from youth between the ages of 17-25 about what City issues are important to them by participating in the #Ivotebecause contest.


The #Ivotebecause contest invites Mississauga youth between the ages of 17-25 to tell us why they vote. All you have to do share your reason via social media (Twitter, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook) and you will be entered into the contest. The most creative and meaningful responses could win money towards school.


Winners and Prizes:

There are three prizes to be won:


• 1st prize is $2000 towards college or university

• 2nd prize is $1000 towards college or university

• 3rd prize is $500 toward college or university


Winners will be chosen based on creativity, meaningfulness and social media reach. Entrants may use the hashtags as many times as they wish; however only one submission per person will be judged. Winners will be judged by a panel and prizes will be awarded in the fall. The contest runs until midnight on Election Day – October 27.


How to Enter:

Step One: Tell us the reason you will be voting by creating a video or taking a selfie, then Tweet or post it on Facebook or Instagram using #Ivotebecause. Be creative! Don’t forget to tag @CityMississauga!


Step Two: If you’re 18+, go to and check to see if you are on the voters list.


Step Three: Follow or like the City of Mississauga on your favourite social media channel and/or Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.


Step Four: Read and agree to the contest rules and regulations along with the consent form.


As citizens we all have a stake in what happens in our city: how it’s run, how we live and work together and what the future will look like. When everyone who is eligible votes, local councils and school boards are more representative of the people making them more legitimate, more effective governments.


For more information about the 2014 Mississauga municipal election, visit or call 905-615-VOTE. If you need information in an alternate format, please call 3-1-1. Vote! You decide what the future of your City and schools look like.

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