When October 1st comes around, many of us will be casting our ballots for the very first time. This can be a daunting experience, especially if you are not sure how to do so. This is a simple guide on how and where to vote.
Make sure you are registered on the voting list. This can be done at the official Élections Québec website, and it is both quick and easy to do. This site also has many other resources, which I encourage you to explore.
Find out where you can vote. Once again, the Élections Québec site has a useful tool for this. Simply enter your postal code, and they will give you the nearest voting station. If you are residing outside your electoral district, go to one of the advanced polling dates, and go to the office of the Returning Officer.
Find the time to go. Voting does not take very long, and depending on where you live, it might even be possible to go between classes! For those of you who work, your employer must allow you four consecutive hours to vote, without docking your pay. If you really cannot make it on October 1st, you can vote beforehand in an advanced poll. The dates are the 21st, the 22nd, the 25th and the 27th of September.
This election, let your voice be heard. Let the voice of all youth be heard. Get informed, and GO VOTE!
Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol. 48 Issue 1 on September 12, 2018