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Research on Electoral Participation

Around each federal election, we conduct public opinion research, such as surveys and focus groups. The research helps us to better understand the experiences of electors, political entities and election workers at the election. We use the information to improve our services to meet the needs and expectations of Canadians.

This section presents research findings about some of the barriers faced by Elections Canada's four main stakeholder groups:

For more information on what Elections Canada is doing to address barriers to voting, go to our Voters page.

Go to Inspire Democracy to learn more about how Elections Canada and our network of stakeholder organizations are working together to address some of the barriers to getting involved with elections.

Research Overview

Here are links to our Elections Canada studies on the electoral participation of different groups:

General

Indigenous Electors

People with Disabilities

Seniors

Youth

Elections Canada published the Electoral Insight magazine from 1999 to 2006 as a forum for discussion about the electoral process and related matters.

Visit Elections Canada's Inspire Democracy website for other research and tools on youth participation.

First-time Voters - New Canadians

Elections Canada published the Electoral Insight magazine from 1999 to 2006 as a forum for discussion about the electoral process and related matters:

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