Ottawa advance voting


in Canada, Daily updates

For anyone out enjoying the sunshine near Elgin Street, there is an advanced polling station open for the federal election at Bank and Lisgar.

They are open until 8pm tonight.

[Update: 1:10pm] The station cannot be used by everyone in the riding. There are different ones for different sub-regions and you can only vote at the correct one. That seems like a needless nuisance.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Milan April 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

P.S. Does anyone know what distinguishes the ‘Radical’ Marijuana Party from their presumably more sedate namesake?

Anonymous April 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm

The Conservatives have been a terrible government, and Canada needs change!

Harper’s Conservatives have spent recklessly while pursuing counterproductive socially conservative policies, ignoring the environment, ignoring the oversight role normally played by Parliament, and exploiting stimulus spending for partisan gain.

Canada needs a government that can maintain our socially progressive society while dealing with the deficit. Canada also needs a government that is honest about crime and bases its policies on evidence.

Please, cast your ballot for anybody else!

. April 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm
. April 27, 2011 at 8:01 am

Advance poll turnout ‘busiest two days ever’

Canadians turned out in record numbers to vote in advance polls over three days this past weekend, with Elections Canada reporting a 34.5 per cent increase over voting in 2008.

Marc Mayrand, chief electoral officer, on Tuesday called the turnout “higher than expected” and thanked “voters for their patience and field staff for their responsiveness.”

It’s impossible to deduce what the high turnout will mean in terms of party results on May 2, although politicians are expected to do just that in coming days.

“It’s a healthy sign for participatory democracy in Canada and a positive sign the tide has started to turn,” Ryerson University politics professor Myer Siemiatycki told the Star Tuesday, saying the campaign began “with a big yawn.”

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: