electorate is defined as the total body of qualified voters.
So then, who all is included as a qualified voter? What
happens if a qualified voter is unable to be present at a polling
station on election day? Are prison inmates allowed to vote?
You are eligible to vote in a provincial
election so long as you meet the following requirements:
The following persons are not eligible to
Returning Officers (except to break a
tie at the official count or judicial recount);
Persons disqualified from voting
under the Elections Act;
Persons who have been convicted of
offenses and on polling day are serving their sentences in a
correctional facility, excluding persons sentenced to terms of
imprisonment of 10 days or less or for the non-payment of fines.
If you will be unable to vote on election
day, you can vote in an advance poll. Advance polls are open from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m. on each of the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the
full week preceding election day. If you are in a treatment centre
or a senior's lodge, a mobile poll may be set up for you to vote
information on this topic, refer to the Elections Act available at the Queen's