Nothing to do? We’ve got you covered. Here are five things to do in Vancouver on Monday, October 19.
For even more exciting things going on the city today, check out Vancity Buzz’s coverage of Canada Votes 2015 for live updates on the 42nd Federal Election.
Find out where and when you can vote
- Polls are open in B.C. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- If you don’t know what riding/electoral district you’re in, head to the Elections Canada website to find out. The address and location of the voting stations in your riding are also located on your voter’s card, which you would have either received in the mail, or when you registered
Grab your voter identification card and…
- A piece of government issued I.D. such as a driver’s license, B.C. I.D., or any other government I.D. with your photo, name, and current address
- Two pieces of I.D., one proving your address. The list of usable documents is long, but a utilities bill, health card, bank statement, Canadian passport, or birth certificate will do
Walk, run, drive, bus, bike or teleport to your polling station
- Your employer is obligated to give you a maximum of three consecutive hours off work to vote, unless your start work after 10 a.m. and leave before 4 p.m.
- Your polling station may have long lines. This is a great chance to listen to that podcast you just downloaded or chat up your fellow voters about how cool democracy is
- Put a big ‘X’ next to the candidate of your choice and make sure you follow all voting instructions to ensure your ballot wont be spoiled
Post your selfie on Instagram
- You know what they say, if you voted and didn’t post a proud selfie on Instagram, did you ever really vote at all? Prove it to all the world and use your influential sway to encourage others to vote as well