VOTE May 2!

Great to see huge interest in the federal election! The Federal Election and Cycling was the most popular blog posting so far. Looks like people are convinced there is a major role that the Federal Government can play in improving cycling.

It looks to be a real nail-biter too. Some of the latest polls have the NDP and Conservatives tied in BC so your vote could really make the difference.

It should be great cycling weather, so grab a friend or six and ride to the polls. While cycling hasn’t been an issue in the election, arriving to vote on a bicycle makes a statement while avoiding traffic congestion at the polls. For many, it will be the fastest way to vote.

However, voting is very important so just be sure you get there by bike, foot, transit or car. If you do drive, see if a neighbour needs a lift. Bicycles built for two or more can also carry friends and neighbours to vote. Riding4Ridings is a community-based project that transports people on election day to appropriate polling stations by a fleet of BICYCLES!

Voting is Your Right
Voting is your right and your responsibly. We are very fortunate to live in a democracy. Currently, people in other countries around the world are risking their freedom and their lives to fight for the right to chose their leaders.

Voting Information
Elections Canada is the official source for information on voting. Some of the more important info is linked to below.

Where to Vote
At your election day polling place: get the hours and location. This information is also available by calling Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868 or by consulting your voter information card.

Voter Identification at the Polls
To vote, you must prove your identity and address. More…

Time off Work to Vote
By law, qualified electors must have three consecutive hours to cast their vote on election day. If your hours of work do not allow for three consecutive hours to vote, your employer must give you time off. More…

Even if you are not registered, you can still register and vote on May 2. More…

Last of all, a big thank you to all the candidates, their families, volunteers and supporters who make such a big contribution to our democracy. Good luck!

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  1. Posted May 2, 2011 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Remember to check your riding's polls first at http://www.projectdemocracy.ca