Elections Canada

Young Canadians Quashed Myth They Don't Care Enough To Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Voter participation among those aged 18 to 24 jumped 18.3 percentage points in 2015 vote.

Althia Raj

All-Party Support Still Not Enough To Change How MPs Are Elected: Tories

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Politics

“I don’t think the support of all the other parties is sufficient when it comes to this,” said Scott Reid.

Cash Incentive Could Do Wonders For Canada's Voter Turnout

David Martin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

The perennial issue of compulsory voting has once again raised its ugly head. The Australian approach involves the use of a stick in the form of public shaming and a $20 fine. Instead of employing a stick, I recommend that we use a carrot in the form of a positive incentive to vote. Why not give them $20 to vote?

Del Mastro Loses Appeal, Ordered To Serve Jail Time Immediately

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Politics

"The offences that Dean Del Mastro committed ... are serious and do strike at the heart of our democratic electoral process."

Aboriginal Voter Turnout Fuelled By Anger At Harper, Disenfranchisement

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Politics

Some aboriginal communities saw voter turnout spike by up to 270 per cent.

Ballots Run Out At Some Polling Stations

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Politics

The ballot bungle is just the latest headache to strike Elections Canada.

Watch These Regular Canadians Transform Into Federal Party Leaders!

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Style

Just in time for Halloween! Makeup is magical!

Lawyer Offers Free Help To Those Turned Away From Polls

CBC - Canada | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics

Burley says he plans to be a "resource for anyone who runs into difficulties."

Candidate With Fewest Votes In 2011 Hoping For Electoral Reform

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Running for the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada doesn't grab Mike Taffarel a lot of votes.

Elections Canada Is Ready For Heavy Voter Turnout

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics

The agency is preparing for contingencies because of the higher than expected turnout for advance polls last weekend.

Elections Canada Braces For Strong Turnout On Voting Day

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics

The election is Monday, Oct. 19.

5 Things You MUST Know About Voting Monday

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics

Are you eligible to vote? It's very easy to check.

It's A Crime For Your Boss Not To Give You Time To Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians go to the polls on Monday, Oct. 19, to choose the country’s next federal government. Polls will be open for 12 hours in each time zone...

These 11 Simpsons GIFs Will Make It Easy For Canadians To Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Politics

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"

Elections Worker Thought Red In Canadian Flag Supported Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Politics

A Canadian flag was removed from a Manitoba advance polling station over the weekend because a worker felt it violated election rules.

'Canada, This Is Just Nuts,' Says Woman Who Voted In Ski Mask

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I literally could have been anybody," said Gail Thorne.

'Pre-Marked' Ballots Blamed On Printing Error

CBC | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Elections Canada says a printing error is to blame after a Vancouver teacher who tried to vote in the advance poll on Friday got two spoiled ballots w...

2.4 Million Votes Cast In Three Days. Because Democracy.

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Good job, Canada.

Canadians Flood Instagram With Voting Pride

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Avoid FOMO and head to a polling station.

B.C. Election Worker Quits After Days Of Long Lineups

CBC | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"For all three days of this election there has been at least a 90 minute to two hour [lineup] at this polling station."

Long Lines At Advance Polls Good News: Elections Canada

CBC top Stories | CBC | Posted 10.10.2016 | Canada Politics

Elections Canada spokesman Serge Fleyfel said it was good news to see so many people out voting.

Long Lineups Reported As Advance Polls Open

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Politics

There had been concerns that the Conservative government's new election law could create headaches for certain Canadians, but Elections Canada said they were working to ensure everyone who wanted to vote would get a chance to do so.

Althia Raj

Conservative Candidate Investigated By Elections Commissioner

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Politics

The news comes after a HuffPost investigation in August.

Prince George, B.C. Offering Free Transit On Election Day

CBC | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The unanimous decision was made in less than a few minutes.

Elections Canada Policy Allows Women To Wear Niqabs While Voting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Politics

A woman's right to wear a niqab has been a hot topic on the hustings, but when it comes to actually casting a ballot, it hasn't been an issue for Elections Canada in eight years.