Grimes Recorded A Voter PSA

For the Canadian election

Photographer Ben Grieme
October 10, 2015

FADER cover star Grimes is a busy woman, but that doesn't stop her from expressing her political activism. Last night, Grimes took to Tumblr to motivate Canadian citizens to register to vote for the election on October 19. In addition to recording a 15-second long video with instructions on how to register, she also provided charts with statistics about where Liberals and NDP can win in the post.


In a recent interview with VICE, Grimes discussed Canadian politics and the importance of voting. "People are surprised when I tell them that Canada isn't an environmentally friendly utopia where everyone is treated equally," she said. Read an excerpt of what Grimes wrote in her PSA below:

ok this is the worst most embarrassing video ever but i was really tired and trying to read off a cue card, but I’m blind. anyway, voter registration for Canadians ends really soon! It’s so important that everyone vote in the upcoming election. Harper threatens poor canadians, arts funding, refuses to look into the missing and murdered indigenous women and seems to have a deep allegiance to the oil industry (among a million other things). I know a lot of you don’t believe in democracy or voting, but so much of what we hold dear as Canadians is under threat.

An important part of voting this time is voting strategically, since the Liberals and NDP are splitting the vote. unfortunately, conservative government can win without a majority because the other parties split the vote. If you live in one of the ridings below, you can follow this chart to vote strategically in order to kick out conservative gov! i hope this is helpful and not too confusing, and i apologize again to non- Canadians who I am accidentally bombarding with election info. much love! xxxxx