October 9, 2015
The Federal election campaign is now underway and Election Day is Monday, October 19, 2015.
Patients in hospital who are eligible to vote can register under the special voting rules and vote using an envelope system that protects the secrecy of the vote. At LHSC the special ballot vote will be conducted on October 11, 12, and 13. On those days the hospital special ballot coordinators, who are hospital volunteers and Election Canada employees, will visit all acute care inpatient units and register the eligible electors who request to vote by special ballot and have not already voted. Every inpatient will be visited unless otherwise restricted.
Election Day: October 19
There are no polling booths or voting by proxy arrangements for patients who are in hospital on Election Day and wish to vote. Those who anticipate being inpatients at LHSC between October 14 and October 19 are encouraged to make alternate voting arrangements with Elections Canada.