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2018 Ontario General Election


Published: May 24, 2018

The FSU has compiled a list of frequently asked questions and resources in order to assist Fanshawe students in casting their 2018 Ontario General Election ballot.

Who can vote?
You can vote in the Ontario election if you are 18 years of age or older AND are a Canadian citizen AND a resident of Ontario.

When can I vote?
Election day is June 7, 2018. Polls will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM. Advance voting begins on May 26.

Where can I vote?
This depends on where you live. If you are studying somewhere in Ontario away from your permanent residence, you can choose to vote in the electoral district where you permanently reside OR in the electoral district in which you are temporarily living to attend school.

To find out where you can vote on election day, or in advance, enter your postal code into the Voter Information Service at:
https://voterinformationservice.elections.on.ca/en/election/search

Can I vote on campus?
The 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd campus in London will serve as a voting location on election day in J Gym 3 between 9 AM and 9 PM. You can vote at this station only if you live within this electoral district, either permanently or temporarily while living at school. Use the Voter Information Service link above to determine if you are eligible to vote at this station.

There is a letter available at the front desk of Peregrine house that students living in residence this Summer term can use to prove that they live on campus. You can go down anytime and get a copy of this letter.

What type of ID do I need to bring with me when I vote?
If you are on the Voters List, a Voter Information Card will be mailed to you between May 17 and 25. Bring this card and one piece of ID that has your name on it.

If you do not receive a Voter Information Card, your name may not be on the Voters List. Bring one piece of ID that has your name and residential address to vote.

What are some examples of acceptable forms of ID?
  • Ontario driver’s licence
  • Ontario photo card
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit
  • Statement of government benefit
  • CNIB ID
  • Band council identification
  • Bank or Credit card statement
  • Loan statement or agreement
  • Utility bill
  • Cell phone bill
  • Insurance policy or statement
  • Hospital record or document
  • Residential lease
  • Mortgage agreement or statement
  • Cheque stub, T4 slip or pay receipt
  • School admissions letter
  • Transcript or report card
  • School tuition or fees statement

How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote (or check if you are already registered), or update your information by visiting:
https://eregistration.elections.on.ca/en/home

You can also register when you go to vote. You will need to bring ID with your name and residential address. See above for a list of acceptable forms of ID.

How do I find out more information about the political parties and candidates?
A list of all registered political parties in Ontario, along with links to their website and contact information can be found at:
https://www.elections.on.ca/en/political-entities-in-ontario/political-parties/registered-political-parties-in-ontario.html

To learn more about the candidates running in your particular riding, visit:
https://voterinformationservice.elections.on.ca/en/election/candidate-search

Choose your electoral district from the list provided. If you do not know the name of your electoral district, use the Voter Information Service link above to find it. Leave the other two fields blank. Click the Search button and a list of all candidates, with links to their websites (where available) will be displayed.

You can also learn about the Green Party, Liberal, NDP and Progressive Conservative Party platforms in the Interrobang article and videos below.
fsu.ca/interrobang.php?storyID=14006



I have other questions about the election
Please visit https://www.elections.on.ca and in particular check out the Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.elections.on.ca/en/voting-in-ontario/frequently-asked-questions.html) page for answers to many more questions related to the 2018 Ontario General Election.
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