MacVotes: A provincial election will be held on June 2, 2022
A provincial election will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The polls will be open for 12 hours that day, from 9am until 9pm. Anyone who is a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age (on election day), and a resident of Ontario, even if temporarily absent, is eligible to vote.
Students may vote in the location they deem to be their home. This could be either the political riding associated with a permanent address in Ontario, or the Hamilton riding within which a student lives while attending McMaster University. To vote on election day, a student needs identification to show where they live, if they have not registered in advance to vote. Many students will not be registered to vote prior to election day within their Hamilton riding.
Where does a student vote?
Students may vote at their specific polling station in Ontario on June 2. If registered in advance, students may also vote at an advance polling station, by mail, or at any Elections Ontario Returning Office until 6pm on June 1. To learn more about how to vote in advance, by mail, or at an Elections Ontario Returning Office, click here.
To find out where you will vote on election day, please enter your postal code here.
How does a student vote?
Many students will not be registered in advance to vote in their Hamilton riding. THIS IS OK AND YOU CAN STILL VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, you will simply register to vote at your polling station on election day. Please bring identification to help you register and vote. To read all the acceptable forms of ID you can bring, please consult the many options to prove your identity, provided by Elections Ontario. For many students, a driver’s license won’t include a Hamilton address. Therefore, amongst the numerous ways you can properly ID yourself and vote on election day is to bring your photo ID, which could include your student card, plus a copy of documentation that includes both your name and your current address, such as the lease or a utility bill for your student rental property.
Who is running for election?
McMaster University is located in the riding of Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas (HWAD). Many students living in and around the campus will vote in this specific riding. There are four ridings that cover the municipal boundaries of Hamilton, you can learn more about them here.
Once the election has been called, candidates for each riding will become available and the MSU was release more information pertinent to students. Before then, download the Elections Ontario app and create an account for easier access to information and news.
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