Getting out the vote

This is a quick primer of who can vote in the municipal election, and how it's done. Anyone over the age of 18 who has been living in Whitehorse for more than a year is eligible to vote. If you're not on the voter's list, don't sweat it.

This is a quick primer of who can vote in the municipal election, and how it’s done.

Anyone over the age of 18 who has been living in Whitehorse for more than a year is eligible to vote.

If you’re not on the voter’s list, don’t sweat it. You can swear on oath at one of the city’s three polling stations that you’re a resident of Whitehorse.

And if you’re a perpetual housesitter or currently homeless, you too can vote. You just need to provide your current address at the time of the election.

If you’re unable to make it out to one of the polling boths on October 15, you can drop by the city and fill out a special ballot in advance.

The three polling stations are:

Whitehorse South East – vote at the Convention Centre at the High Country Inn on Fourth Avenue.

Whitehorse Centre West – vote at the Takhini Arena at the top of Two Mile Hill.

Whitehorse North – vote at the small gym at Jack Hulland School on Fir Street in Porter Creek.

Polls are open from 8 to 8 p.m.

It’s good to bring identification to the polls, but the city doesn’t require proof of your identity to vote. (Vivian Belik)

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