Election 2019 Voting Guide

Election 2019 Voting Guide

Online Election Tools

Steelworkers make a difference when we vote! Visit the Steelworkers Vote Election 2019 website for Steelworkers Vote election materials to share with members, links to connect to your local NDP campaign, Elections Canada information and more. www.usw.ca/steelworkersvote

Advance Voting

If you can, avoid the rush and vote early. Advance polls are not as busy and some of the advance polls are held over a weekend. Find dates and locations for advance voting on the Elections Canada website www.elections.ca. 

Bring Identification

You can use the Elections Canada website to register to vote or confirm that you are registered to vote: www.elections.ca.

Bring identification when you go to vote. Bring one piece of identification with your photo, name and address, for example, your driver’s licence. Or bring two pieces, one with your name, and one with your name and address, for example, your voter information card and a utility bill. Visit the Elections Canada website to see a list of acceptable identification: www.elections.ca.

You do not have to be on the voters’ list to vote. You can take identification with you to the polling station, register and vote on election day.

Election Day: Monday, October 21

Polls are open for 12 hours on Election Day, Monday, October 21.

By law, everyone who is eligible to vote 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.

Remember to bring identification with you when you go to vote.

Help Your NDP Campaign

Steelworkers are known for our activism for the NDP. While unions can’t donate directly to political parties at the federal level, we encourage our members to volunteer and make individual donations. Bring a friend or co-worker with you and help out in your local NDP campaign.

  • Distribute and post Steelworkers Vote election posters in your workplace.
  • Organize Steelworker plant gates to distribute Steelworkers Vote election materials.
  • Invite your NDP candidate to a union meeting, event or plant gate.
  • Include information on your local NDP candidate and USW election issues in your newsletters, emails, website and Facebook page.
  • Talk to your friends and family about voting pro-labour.

This article appears in the October 2019 edition of USW@Work.

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