I live in Montreal at least 10 months out of the year. However, my permant residence remains my parents’ farm in south-western Alberta. Based on electoral law in Canada, I could vote in my riding back home, or I could vote in the riding I live in while at school.
In Montreal, I live in Gilles Duceppe’s riding. He’s going to easily take the seat, and I don’t want to give the Bloc the $2 that goes along with my vote (thanks to Bill C-24, passed in 2003). In Alberta, my riding (Macleod) contains five reservations, and there’s a First Nation’s candidate on the ballot for a party I’m happy to see my $2 go to. As a result, I needed to get a special ballot to vote in Alberta.
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