Do you have a voting plan? Does it include voting early?
This is an important election to vote in. Elections have been lost by a handful of votes, and could be lost by a single vote. The last few years have seen divisive, US-style, right-wing politics creeping into Canada. Part of their strategy is to discourage people from voting (which is one more good reason to encourage more people to vote!).
If you wait until October 15, there is a chance that you will be prevented from voting – perhaps due to illness, a last-minute demand on your time, or other unanticipated event.
If you do advanced voting, you can manage that risk, and also be available to help others get to the polls.
Advanced voting opportunities:
- Oct 5, Wed Oct 5, 8 am – 8 pm Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square – *Has accessible voting machine*
- Fri Oct 7, 9 am – 6 pm Our Place, 919 Pandora Avenue
- Tues Oct 11, 8 am – 8 pm Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square – *Has an accessible voting machine*
- Tues Oct 11, 8 am – 4 pm University of Victoria, Student Union Building, 3800 Finnerty Road
- Wed Oct 12, 9 am – 6 pm Victoria City Hall 1 Centennial Square
Make a voting plan
Having a voting plan can make it easier to vote:
- Decide what day and time you will be voting.
- Book childcare if needed, and tell your employer if needed.
- Map the location, and decide how you are getting there. (Do you need a ride? If so, please let me know.)
- Can you bring any other voter(s) with you?
- Bring your ID – two pieces