Memorial University Advance Polling Station

Memorial University Advance Polling Station

Elections Canada will be implementing a pilot program of providing an advance polling station on campus to increase accessibility to all members of our university community. The polling station is available to all staff, faculty, and students at Memorial University and will take place October 5th-8th in The Landing (UC-3018) from 10:00am-8:00pm.

To vote in the advance polling station you have three options:

  1. Show one of the following pieces of ID: your driver’s licence, your provincial or territorial ID card, or any other government card with your photo, name, and current address listed.
  2. Show two pieces of ID: at least one must have your current address (ie: a passport and a health care card).

If your ID does not have your current address, you can take an oath. To do so, show two pieces of ID with your name AND have someone who knows you attest to your address. This person must also show proof of identity and address, be registered in the same polling       division, and attest for only ONE person.

If you are a member who resides elsewhere:

If you wish to vote for the candidates in your home constituency you can do so at this polling station, which is NOT possible at polling stations on Election Day. To do so, follow the identity and address recommendations listed above AND bring your postal code. If you are unaware of the candidates in your home riding, services will be available to find out this information at the advance polling station. Furthermore, the advance polling station will have Elections Canada officers able to instruct you on casting your ballot and can answer any questions or address any concerns.


This is a pilot project of Elections Canada, which if it continues, will make voting more accessible to all members of the university and broader community, will increase the rate of youth voting, and encourage Elections Canada to make such polling more regular/permanent. It is important that we demonstrate the necessity of more accessible voting with a high voter turnout at this advance polling station.