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Tell Us Why You Vote! #Ivotebecause Contest Deadline is Midnight on October 27 - Election Day

Oct 14, 2014

Entries for the #Ivotebecause contest have been pouring in. Do you have a great reason? You still have time to enter and tell us why you vote! The deadline to submit an entry is October 27 – Election Day at midnight.

The City is inviting Mississauga youth ages 17-25 to share the reasons why they will vote in the October 27 municipal election. Using the hashtag  #Ivotebecause, contestants can share their reason, post a picture or create a video on social media. The most meaningful and creative reasons could win money towards school.

Winners and Prizes
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.

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 Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.
Step Four
Read and agree to the contest rules and regulations along with the consent form.

About the 2014 Municipal Election in Mississauga
The 2014 Municipal Election is on October 27, 2014. Eligible voters will be able to vote for Mississauga’s new mayor, their ward councillor and school board trustee.

Don’t forget to bring your Voter Notification Card and acceptable ID when you go to vote.

Mississauga Youth, tell us why you vote!  You could win money for school. If you are a Mississauga resident between the ages of 17-25, Tweet, Instagram, Facebook or YouTube your reason by using the hashtag #Ivotebecause and tagging @CityMississauga.

For more information about the 2014 Municipal Election, visit or call 905-615-VOTE. If you need information in an alternate format, please call 3-1-1.

Media Contact:
Keisha McIntosh-Siung
Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5818
TTY:  905-896-5151