• For voting virgins: How to do it

    By Arthur White and Bianca Guzzo

    I’m new to all this voting stuff, how do I do it?

    You might have received a voter identification card in the mail. If so, it should tell you when to vote, where to go and what to bring. Problem solved.

    Wait! I didn’t get the card, am I screwed?

    Nope. You can register to vote at the polls on election day, it just might take a tad longer. You can also register online until Oct. 13.

    Hold on. If I don’t have the card, how do I know where to vote?

    Just go to Election Canada’s Voter Information Service and type in your postal code, you can find your polling place by clicking on “Where do I vote?” on the right side of the next page.

    What do I need to bring?

    You need ID that shows your photo, name and current address. Your driver’s license will do nicely for all three. If you don’t have a driver’s license you can bring your student ID and a piece of mail with your address on it from a reputable institution (like Ryerson!). Elections Canada also has a list of all the ID they accept here.

    When’s the election again?

    Oct. 19. Polls will be open from 9:30 a.m. till 9:30 p.m. in Ontario. If you can’t make it, there’s also advance voting on Oct. 9, 10, 11 and 12.

    What do I do when I get there?

    Elections Canada staff will guide the way. But basically you just make a big X next to your preferred candidate. Most candidates will also have a party, which will be noted with their name. If you need help choosing, check out our candidates and issues sections.

  • ELXN ZONE Poll Aggregator

    Twice per week The Ryersonian’s ELXN ZONE will be posting an updated poll aggregator by taking an average of the three most recent national polls. You can see the current results together with a graph of recent changes in the party averages.

    Our most recent data is courtesy of Nanos, Mainstreet and EKOS polling companies.