2015 Federal Election

On Monday October 19, Canadians will be heading back to the polls for the 42nd Federal Election. Voting will take place from 8:30AM-8:30PM, and your voting station location is listed on your voting card.

We are located in the Winnipeg North riding and the candidates are:

Kevin Lamoreux – Liberal
Levy Abad – NDP
Harpreet Turka – PC
John Redekopp – Green Party

There was an incredible turn out during advance polling – it was up 64% from the 2011 election. Due to the long lines experienced at the advance polls, please expect delays. This election has been an interesting one and people are looking for a change… do not let long lines prevent you from voting. Please note that if there are still lines at 8:30PM when polls close and you’re in line, polling clerks must still allow you to vote – it is the law.

“I haven’t received a voters card. Am I still eligible to vote?” If you did not receive a voters card, please visit the Elections Canada website to see if you are registered to vote. You can also add yourself to the voters list at the poll the day of the election.

Where is my polling station located?” Your polling station is located on your voters card. If you have not received a voters card, please visit the Elections Canada Website for instructions.

“Do I need photo ID to vote?” No. You can use photo ID, with your address listed, as ID to vote; however, you can use two other pieces of ID and that list is on the Elections Canada website.

“Who is eligible to vote?” You must be 18 and over, a Canadian citizen, and prove your identity and address to be eligible to vote.

“Must my employer give me time off to vote?” By law, everyone who is eligible to vote must have three consecutive hours to cast their vote on election day. If your hours of work do not allow for three consecutive hours to vote, your employer must give you time off. For example, if you live in a riding where voting hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and you usually work from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., your hours of work will not allow three consecutive hours for voting. To give you three consecutive hours to vote, your employer could allow you to arrive late (at 12:30 p.m.), let you leave early (at 6:30 p.m.), or give you three hours off at some point during the work day.  Your employer has the right to decide when the time off will be given. (From Elections Canada website)

Do we vote for Prime Minister on our ballot?” No. In Canada we vote for a representative of a political party in our electoral riding. The party with the most elected seats in the House of Commons will become the representing party in Canada, their leader will become Prime Minister.


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