I just want to inform some of us who don't know that they can vote with a special ballot any time they want.
I live in Guelph. 3 weeks ago, I went to Elections Canada office in Guelph and I told them that I would like to vote with a special ballot since I would be away in October.
in 2 minutes, my vote was in the ballot box.
Here is the interesting thing: A friend of mine from Toronto was with me. While I was voting, one of the ladies in the office asked him if he wanted to vote. He said, "I can't. Because my riding is in Toronto (Beaches - East York).
The lady said "Of course you can vote. You just need to know the name of your candidate you want to vote in that riding. Because we don't have the names of the candidates in other ridings".
We checked NDP candidate in Beaches - East York using my mobile phone and "Voila". My friend voted for Matthew Kellway.
Then, I talked to the ladies in the office. They told me anybody could vote in any Elections Canada office as long as they know the name of the candidate they would like to vote in their riding.
(If you use Special Ballot option to vote, you need to write the full name of the candiate in your riding).
Then, I informed some of my friends who would be out ot Canada in October. They went to Elections Canada office in Eglington & Lawrence and they voted for their candiate in Scarborough - Rouge River.
Isn't this great? For example, if you're in Alberta in the election period, but your riding is in Ontario, there is no problem at all. You can vote in Alberta for your riding in Ontario.
Maybe, most of you already know this special ballot option. But, this is something new for me.
Vote now. Why wait until October 19?