Advance Voting in Canada

VoteI just voted. With my mind made up, I decided to beat the rush and stroll over to the advance voting station. I usually mark my ballot early and I highly recommend it for those of you who are decided.

Even during a power outage, I witnessed democracy in action. That's right, the power was out at the school I voted at but there was little disruption. I wonder what would have happened if we were using electronic voting machines...

Things seemed more secure than usual. There was a security guard watching everything, I had to show photo ID to two different people, one before I entered the line and one when I received my ballot, I had to verbally confirm my name and address and I had to sign something saying I had voted. I'm pretty sure in the past I've voted with just a quick flash of my driver's license.

My vote's in, now it's your turn. You can vote until 8pm today and again on Monday from noon to 8pm. Or, you can kick it old school and vote on election day. That's October 14, in case you've been too busy Palin-watching.


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twins from bolton

Is there an election? NO signs anywhere here & NOBODY from any political party has come to our door.

October 4, 2008 @ 4:24 PM

Toronto Mike

Actually, there are lots of signs around here.... mainly Gerard Kennedy or Peggy Nash signs.

Liberal Party came to my door once and the NDP twice - just this morning again to try and get me to post a sign in front of my house.

But yeah, I'm predicting a pretty low voter turnout. It's a deadly storm of voter fatique, uninspiring candidates and a news-hogging US election.

October 4, 2008 @ 4:33 PM

Toronto Mike

And no, I didn't vote for the Radical Marijuana candidate, although it was awfully tempting...

October 4, 2008 @ 5:17 PM

Stacy

I am working for the elections up in the kawartha area and we have had quite a few people out voting the past two days. It was nice to even see some first time voters out. I wish there was more incentive for people to vote espically young people. Only to tell people that this candidate will get into office and this is their promises etc....is not enough for people. They go on the past that most politicians are liars and everything they say is bulls$@# anyways so why vote. I know this because this is what I use to say. So they need to address the need for voter turnout and make some kind of incentive..........even a guarentee tax break would be good..........

October 4, 2008 @ 9:30 PM

Mike from Lowville

Got the whole household out to vote yesterday. The advance Polling station is a brisk walk away and the voting day Poll is a good drive away. Stacy, on the incentive thing. We should make it mandatory for all that are able to at least register to vote at the Polling station. If you don't want to vote for anyone you just sign a decline form.(that in itself sends a message to the politicians) If you don't show up to vote without providing good reason you are fined. If you show you get a tax credit.

October 5, 2008 @ 9:03 AM

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