A federal election is on the horizon and a group of students in Prince Albert is hoping to get more Aboriginal people to cast their ballot.

Sociology students from the First Nations University set up in the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre on Monday afternoon to teach people about the voting process.

FNU student, Trevor Dubois, says 80 per cent of Aboriginal youth between 18 to 25 years old do not vote.

“Most of our people are unaware of the voting process and that their voice does make a difference,” said Dubois.  “Informing people that their vote does matter will help them in the voting process.”

The students had information about common barriers facing First Nations people in the voting process and how to overcome those barriers.

Their goal was to raise awareness on the voting process in the Aboriginal community before the upcoming federal election.

The election is expected to take place in the fall.