Polling station on campus only for students in residences

A voter information poster provided by Elections Canada.

A voter information poster provided by Elections Canada.

The on-campus polling station for the upcoming federal election will only be available to students who live on campus, according to Elections Canada returning officer Nancy Plett. This includes those who live at the Residence & Conference Centre and at McGill Student Housing, but not Upper College Heights or anywhere else off campus.

The on-campus polling station, located in the TRUSU Lecture Hall, will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day Monday, Oct. 19.

Faculty, staff and students who do not live on campus will not be able to use the campus polling station to vote and will instead have to use the polling station determined by their home address.

Students from outside of the Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo riding can vote within the riding or in their home riding where their parents live, depending on where the student considers home. Voting location is determined by the address used when registering to vote with Elections Canada. Those voting outside the riding can vote by special ballot by visiting the Elections Canada office located at 1201 Summit Drive West.

For more information, such as where to vote, what is required to vote and to register to vote, visit the Elections Canada website.