Election Day is August 17, 2021!
Speak Up! Show Up! is a resident-led campaign organized at The North Grove to increase voter engagement. Join our Community Action Office to learn about the election process, who your candidates are, and to discuss election issues that are important to you!
Speak Up! Show Up! 2021 Provincial Election Events:
Friday, July 23, 10:00-11:30pm
Are you registered to vote?
We can help you register to vote, or complete a request for a mail in ballot.
Friday, July 30, 10:00-11:30pm
What Dartmouth North cares about!
Join us as we chat about what we in Dartmouth North care about, and our vision for our Future.
Tuesday, August 3, 1:30-3:00
Join us for Speak Up! Show Up! Button making. Come and get pinned!
Friday, August 6, 1:30-3:00pm
Come make a sign to encourage our community to get out and vote!
Tuesday, August 10, 1:30-3:00pm
Catch up with Coffee!
Join us for coffee and a game of Nova Scotia elections jeopardy!
Friday, August 13, 1:30-3:00
All Candidates Event!
This is your chance to meet the Dartmouth North candidates and ask questions.
Tuesday, August 17th 1:30-3:00 (drop-in)
Get out and vote! Then join us in the afternoon to celebrate voting as a community. More TBA!
For more information
Please contact Amanda-Lynn email@example.com
Please contact Anne-Marie McElrone
The first Speak Up! Show Up! campaign was held in 2016 during the municipal by-election in Dartmouth North.
The North Grove’s Community Action Team created weekly events, including a Voter Pop Up, All Candidates Meeting and Voting Parade that attracted widespread community interest and media attention.
Voter turnout more than tripled - from 2.7% to 7.45% - after the first Speak Up! Show Up! campaign and similar events have been held for every election, at all government levels, ever since.
Sharing the story
We’ve worked with many partners on our voter engagement model and have shared the results at numerous events including:
The Food Banks Canada conference and the Community Food Centres Canada national summit
This year we’re presenting our campaign strategies at the Canadian Vote Summit hosted by the Democratic Engagement Exchange at Ryerson University
We’ve partnered with organizations such as Food Secure Canada, Feed Nova Scotia, Halifax Public Libraries and Renters Education.