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This Band Would Like To Personally Thank You For Voting In The Canadian Election

How's that for incentive.

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These two cool-looking people are Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay, the duo who fronts July Talk, and they really want you to vote in this election. They want you to vote so badly, in fact, that they will personally call and thank you if you do.

All you need to do is post a photo of yourself at a polling station (remember, outside only!) then email a screenshot and your phone number to the band.

July Talk/Facebook / Via Facebook: julytalk

The whole goal is to get young people voting, so it's only open to people age 18 to 24.

"Three million Canadians between 18 and 24 were eligible to vote in the 2011, and only 40% of them did," Fay told BuzzFeed Canada.


"Over the past three or four years we’ve been able to perform for that exact age group. We go across Canada and play at different frosh weeks and schools and we thought wouldn’t it be amazing if they all went out and voted."

"A lot of people within this age group don’t really feel like they have a place within the voting process. They kind of feel like not everyone wants them to vote," said Dreimanis. But voting, he added, "is such a feeling of control."

They said the response has been incredible, with more than 100 emails coming from just one day of advance voting.

Yesterday I did the unthinkable #imagineoct20th #julytalkvotes #timeforchange @julytalk

July Talk, whose first album just went gold, will wrap up recoding their second album on Oct. 18, just in time for election day. They'll be making the calls starting on Oct. 19 as their tour van cruises down the highway.

Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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