Toronto Mike

Advance Voting in Canada


I 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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