Federal election season is in full swing, and there are only a few short weeks left before October 19th, Election Day. The University Library has compiled some useful information about the election and events happening around campus.
Vote right now!
From 9 am to 7 pm, October 5th through 8th, Elections Canada has set up a temporary office in the Education Students' Lounge, room 1005 of the Education Building. Anyone can vote here, regardless of where their home riding is located. More info can be found on the Elections Canada website.
How to vote
Election Day is October 19th, 2015. In Saskatchewan, the polls will be open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. The Elections Canada website has all the information you need about voting.
- Check to see if you're registered
- Info for students and first time voters
- Laws about taking time off work to vote on October 19th (this Global News article is also very informative)
- Options for the ID you need to show to be able to vote as well as a letter of confirmation of residence if you live on campus
- See a map of Saskatchewan's electoral district boundaries
Don't know who to vote for?
Visit the websites of the four main political parties to get an idea of what their platforms are:
Read some non-partisan articles:
- Everything You Need to Know About the Parties' Platforms by the National Post
- Macleans Magazine's Federal Election Issues series
You can also take a quiz to see how your thoughts and opinions align with what the parties have said:
Events on Campus
The USSU is planning several activities over the next few weeks. Their official hashtag is #USaskVotes.
Trivia Night: Know-Your-Politics
October 8th, 8:30 pm at Louis’
Think you know your stuff about politics? Come test your knowledge! (18+ Event)
How to Vote 101
From 10 am to 2 pm in the Arts Tunnel
Stop by the tunnel for voting information. Find your riding, find your candidates, find out if you’re registered to vote, find out where to vote all in a one stop shop!
Rock Out 4 Turn Out
October 19th, 7 pm at Louis'
Come jam out to Dj Kidalgo and lip sync battles as we tune into the election results! (18+ event)
After the election is over, the Johnson Shoyoma Graduate School of Public Policy will be hosting a free public lecture.
Election 2015: Economic, Political, and Policy Consequences
October 21st, 10 am to noon in the Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Centre
"The 2015 federal election features a rare race between three parties: the Conservatives, the Liberals and the NDP. These parties disagree on fundamental issues related to federalism, taxation, foreign policy, environmental policy and social policy. Held two days after the election, this panel discusses its potential economic, political, and policy fallouts. Commenting on the policy pledges of the parties, the electoral campaign and the results of the election, the panel features short presentations, followed by an open-floor debate and questions from the audience."