Have Your Say! Remember To Vote Today Canada.


Today is the Canadian Election!  Remember to vote if you are over 18 and a legal resident of Canada.  All you have to have is a valid form of id and proof of where you live.

Voting Hours are posted below.  Click here for more info.

Newfoundland Time 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Atlantic Time 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eastern Time 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Central Time* 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mountain Time* 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Pacific Time 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m

Remember you can’t complain if you don’t vote 😉


49 responses to “Have Your Say! Remember To Vote Today Canada.”

  1. Mike says:

    It’s too bad you can’t do “write in” candidates in our elections if you’re unhappy with the choices on the ballot.

  2. mandee says:

    i think polls run until 2130

  3. Moe says:

    It is frustrating that there is only one conservative/republican party and if you want to vote liberal/democrat then you have to basically choose between the liberal party or ndp so its split so they kind of play against each other unless they were to merge. For instance if a new conservative party was introduced, then the current conservative party would get less votes since conservatives may also vote for the other party. I just don’t see how it is fair. Conservatives don’t even get enough support for a majority gov’t..I find the liberal parties are taking support away from each other. I do not know who I am voting for yet and this is in no way an endorsement for either party.

  4. mhk says:

    PEDRO????????????? OK – I will vote for Pedro! He seems to be the best candidate around anyway!!!

  5. misskitty_79 says:

    Please keep in mind that the purple voters information card is NOT considered a valid proof of address. Neither is a cell phone bill.

  6. jason says:

    hands down this is an easy choice i will go with the party that brought in health care that people forget. Hmmm i hear whining but country keeps going around in cirlcles the ndp is the only party that doesnt smear grow up people we are not 5 anymore

  7. itsvince says:

    The way I see it is that the Conservative Party is on the extreme right, the Liberal Party in the centre, and the NDP on the left. The Liberals have the right balance going on, both other options could lead us down the wrong path… If Pedro was running, I’d vote for him because he would make all of our wildest dreams come true!

  8. bhlombardy says:

    “You can’t complain if you don’t vote” ?? — I’m tired of that addage.
    The simple fact that i pay taxes and his/her salary gives me the right to complain.

    HOWEVER — If I vote for the candidate who WINS… and he makes a mess of the country, then since I’m one of the ones who put him in power, then I have NO RIGHT to complain… I helped make the mess.

    However if I don’t vote (actively, because I don’t believe anyone deserves the position — although I would sooner spoil my ballot than not cast a vote at all) then I have every right to complain about the person that voters put in power, but to whose salary my tax dollars are contributing.

    Just my 2 cents. 🙂

  9. SuperM says:

    I must admit – I have a little crush on Pedro.

  10. Rachel says:

    Just a note – you can only vote if you’re a Canadian citizen, not just if you’re a legal resident.

  11. kelly25 says:

    I think Pedro may have a chance here…. 😉

  12. Theresa says:

    Remember what the NDP did to Ontario in the 90’s. Imagine the havoc they could wreak with the whole country.

    And to itsvince….the conservatives are hardly the extreme right. No “extreme” right party would condone half the crap the conservatives do. Extreme right……thats a laugh!

  13. anisa says:

    Find out how to vote in your area.


  14. anisa says:

    The reason you’re being called to vote again, is because on March 25th, 2011, the Harper administration was found to be in contempt of Canadian parliament. This is the first time in the history of any commonwealth government that this has happened. The Speaker of the House of Commons had to rule three times that “the Harper government” appeared to breach parliamentary privilege.

  15. anisa says:

    A clear list of reasons why a Harper led Conservative Government is not in the best interest of Canada, which is easily printed and presented to anyone.


  16. Deb says:

    Do we want LEADERSHIP or CHARISMA that leads this country??
    …”Charisma doesn’t guarantee leadership success”….
    I’ll take LEADERSHIP over Charisma anyday.
    GO TORIES!!!

  17. Deb says:

    Do we want LEADERSHIP or CHARISMA that leads this country??
    …”Charisma doesn’t guarantee leadership success”….
    I’ll take LEADERSHIP over CHARISMA any day!!
    GO TORIES!!! The ONLY sensible party!!

  18. Skippy says:

    I will vote, because it is a privilege to live in a FREE Country.
    Thanks Sally and everyone for your input.
    Pedro Rocks!

  19. jayne_a says:

    I’m not voting again, The lady says i don’t have the right paper’s/ info, and since i moved here only a while ago, I don’t know anyone who can verify who i am in my voting district. DH doesn’t have ID so they said he can’t do it either. So can I still complain? I didn’t vote but i tried.

  20. Rylkat says:

    Thanks for the post Sally!

    There are people in the world who live in dictatorships who do not have the same rights & privileges as we when it comes to voting. At the beginning of the year, we saw people being killed because they protested against the government (revolution in Egypt & the Middle East). The saddest part of low voter turnout in Canada is that in our case, the governement is not oppressing us, the citizens are suppressing & silencing themselves.

  21. dandelion says:

    I too will be voting as it is a privelage. It literally takes me 5 minutes to vote and its no problem at all. I may not be perfect and I’m sad to said Ive voted for some real “winners” in the past and learned from my mistakes I will not give up or ignore my right to vote.

  22. dizzyb says:

    jayne_a, I’m sorry to hear that you are unable to vote in this election. I’d say that absolutely you still have the right to complain, especially if your household is paying taxes! Hopefully next time, everything will be in place so that you can voice your choice.
    I can’t understand why anyone would purposefully refuse to vote, unless the individual does not feel informed enough to make an educated choice. Even if the ballot is full of undesirable candidates, one of them is still going to win. So in that case, it’s best to vote for the one you think would be the lesser of the screw-ups. 😉
    Bear in mind that every link and article written about the election (including those posted here) is biased. Even the supposedly neutral CBC’s news stories have a political slant.
    May those whom God allows to win today rule with fairness and fervour!

  23. Natalka says:

    jayne a – is there a neighbour who can vouch for you at the poll?

  24. eriluo says:

    Just voted! Had to bring my son to the dentist and stop by the polling station. Couldn’t believe it was so dead!

  25. Natalka says:

    Voter Identification at the Polls

    Option 1

    Show one original piece of identification with your photo, name and address. It must be issued by a government agency.

    * Driver’s Licence
    * Ontario Health Card
    o Note: Not all electors in Ontario will have cards with photo, name and address
    * Provincial/Territorial Identification Card for the provinces/territories of
    o Newfoundland and Labrador
    o Prince Edward Island
    o Nova Scotia
    o New Brunswick
    o Manitoba
    o Alberta
    o British Columbia
    o Northwest Territories
    o Nunavut

    Option 2

    Show two original pieces of authorized identification. Both pieces must have your name and one must also have your address.
    Identity Cards

    * Driver’s Licence
    * Health Card
    * Canadian Passport
    * Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Citizenship Card)
    * Birth Certificate
    * Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card)
    * Social Insurance Number Card
    * Old Age Security Card
    * Student ID Card
    * Provincial/Territorial Identification Card
    * Liquor Identification Card
    * Hospital/Medical Clinic Card
    * Credit/Debit Card
    * Employee Card
    * Public Transportation Card
    * Library Card
    * Canadian Forces Identity Card
    * Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card
    * Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Card
    * CNIB ID Card
    * Firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence or Possession Only Licence
    * Fishing, Trapping or Hunting Licence
    * Outdoors or Wildlife Card/Licence
    * Hospital bracelet worn by residents of long-term care facilities
    * Parolee Identification Card

    Original documents
    (with name and address)

    * Utility Bill (telephone, TV, public utilities commission, hydro, gas or water)
    * Bank/Credit Card Statement
    * Vehicle Ownership/Insurance
    * Correspondence issued by a school, college or university
    * Statement of Government Benefits (employment insurance, old age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit)
    * Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authority of a First Nations band or reserve
    * Government Cheque or Cheque Stub
    * Pension Plan Statement of Benefits, Contributions or Participation
    * Residential Lease/Mortgage Statement
    * Income/Property Tax Assessment Notice
    * Insurance Policy
    * Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
    * One of the following, issued by the responsible authority of a shelter, soup kitchen, student/senior residence, or long-term care facility: Attestation of Residence, Letter of Stay, Admission Form or Statement of Benefits


    1. For electors residing in seniors’ residences and long-term care facilities, a photocopy of an item on the list is acceptable. This exception is made to address the fact that when residents are admitted, they routinely transfer their original ID to the administrator or to members of their family.

    2. A document with an address may be used as proof of the elector’s residential address only if it was written by the issuer of the document. For example, a passport cannot be used as proof of address because the address is filled in by the passport holder. A passport can still be used to prove your name.

    3. No document other than those included on this list may be accepted to establish the name and address of an elector.

    4. For the general election being held on May 2, 2011, the voter information card will be accepted as one of two authorized pieces of identification at polling stations located in long-term care facilities, in seniors’ residences, on Indian reserves and in students’ residences located on campus. The voter information card can be used as proof of address on election day only, not at the advance polls.

    Option 3

    Take an oath and have an elector who knows you vouch for you (both of you will be required to make a sworn statement). This person must have authorized identification and their name must appear on the list of electors in the same polling division as you. This person can only vouch for one person and the person who is vouched for cannot vouch for another elector.

    Examples: a neighbour, your roommate.


  26. Skippy says:

    jayne_a you should give Elections Canada a call, as surely there must be a way for you to vote. 1-800-463-6868. You could even call the local candidate you wish to vote for. I’m sure they’ll assist.

  27. Stephania says:

    Soo glad that I took advantage of advanced polls…there was no line-up! 🙂

    Happy Voting Everyone!!!

  28. Brad says:

    Remember to bring some mail, I tried to vote this morning with just my passport (was good enough to get me back in to Canada yesterday) and my voters registration card and was turned away because I didn’t bring any mail with me (since when was that a rule?)
    Anyways, now I am stuck at work until after the polls close, so my right to vote was taken away.

    I want to mail back the stupid card lol

  29. jason says:

    funny how people hine and whine and whine form a rally and do something then instead of watching all your tv shows take action not tv . And you can go on about the ndp in the 90s provincial but hey kinda hard to clean up other parties messes. Can anyone tell me who was the greatest canadian never to be prime minister and it was a nation wide poll? Hmmmm Tommy Douglus the father of health care now look at it thanks to the red and blue good job canadians. Know wonder why other countries call us you know what

  30. Alicia says:

    Just got back from voting like an hour ago:D

  31. ERIN says:

    i literally just came back! I’m actually pretty stoked about voting because I just turned 19 a few months ago! 😀

  32. Sally says:

    Erin, your old enough to vote at 18! U just cant buy cigs or alcohol! Crazy eh!

    Just got back from voting, ran into my parents there haha

  33. blinkwy says:

    my father showed up with his voter card and they told him he had already voted and his name was crossed off!!!

  34. Cheapnik says:

    I had to wait in line 1 hr! I was pretty pissed off by the end. I would not doubt many walked away from that line. Poorly organized, unprepared. They asked everyone to vote and when we turn up they can’t handle it! What a gigantic waste of money.

  35. Josephine says:

    I just dont know what to do. I’m so stunned…

    We received a memo last week telling us our supervisor will let us know when (before work, during work, after work) we will be allowed to go vote to respect the 3 hours rule.

    When I asked my supervisor today when we were going to be able to go vote, she told me I had to go on my own time. I wasn’t allowed to leave early, or take time off to go vote.

    How can I report this breach of the law?

  36. Deb says:

    Josephine – Report to Elections Canada. What your boss did is illegal. They cannot do that and get away with it. Had I have been you, I would have left to go vote & if any repurcussions occurred I would have went to the Ontario Labour Board, who would have fully supported me.
    Read this:

  37. TallNFunny says:

    Pedro would have been a better choice than most Canadians made. Sad.

  38. Natalka says:

    Josephine – the rule is three hours. So if you work til five and your poll closes at eight, for example, the employer doesn’t give time off.

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