Kitchener-Waterloo By-election - Renison ResidentsExport this event to calendar

Thursday, September 6, 2012 — 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EDT

Election ballot

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, there will be a provincial by-election in the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo, the riding in which Renison University College is located. Students living on campus can vote in Village 1 (V1) Residence's Great Hall from 9am-9pm.  Bring Government Issued Photo ID with you and your letter confirming your residency at Renison University College.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Brendon Bedford.


Why is there an election in KW but not the whole province?

Can I vote?

​I'm not from Kitchener-Waterloo.  Can I vote in KW?

Why should I vote in KW?

Sounds good.  OK, I'll vote.  But I don't know the candidates.  Who can I vote for?

What ID or Documentation do I need to bring with me to vote?

Where do I vote?


Why is there an election in KW but not the whole province?

Elizabeth Witmer, who had been the MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament) since 1990, resigned.  Therefore, we need to have an election to pick a new MPP to fill her seat.

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Can I vote?

​You can vote in a provincial election if:

  • You are at least 18 years old on the day of the election
  • You are a Canadian Citizen
  • You live in the riding where you intend to vote

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I'm not from Kitchener-Waterloo.  Can I vote in KW?

Yes!  You can vote in any riding in which you live.  As you're living at Renison, you can vote in Kitchener-Waterloo.

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Why should I vote in KW?

Voting is always important, but voting in a provincial election is one of the most important ballots you can cast as a student. The provincial government has the single most influence over your education in terms of tuition costs, financial aid and quality. In the last provincial election, Kitchener-Waterloo was won by 4000 votes. That seems significant, but not if you consider that there are up to 40 000 post-secondary students living in our riding. If every student voted, they would decide this riding’s Member of Provincial Parliament. Students are a powerful group here!

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​Sounds good.  Ok, I'll vote.  But I don't know the candidates.  Who can I vote for?

​There are nine candidates that will be on the ballot.  Click their name or picture to go to their website.  See what they stand for and what policies they're running on.  Don't be afraid to message or call them with any questions you might have.  They will be MORE than eager to answer them. (Candidates arranged in alphabetical order)

Garnet Bruce

Garnet Bruce - Independent

Kevin Clarke

​Kevin Clarke - The People

Green Party of Ontario

Stacey Danckert

Stacey Danckert - Green Party of Ontario

Ontario Liberal Party

Eric Davis

Eric Davis - Ontario Liberal Party

Ontario Libertarian Party

Allan Dettweiler

Allan Dettweiler - Ontario Libertarian Party

Freedom Party of Ontario

David Driver

David Driver - Freedom Party of Ontario

Ontario NDP

Catherine Fife

Catherine Fife - Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP)

Communist Party of Canada (Ontario)

Elizabeth Rowley

Elizabeth Rowley - Communist Party of Canada (Ontario)

John Turmel - Paupers (No website available)

Ontario PC

Tracey Weiler

Tracey Weiler - Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party

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What ID or Documentation do I need to bring with me to vote?

​You will need to have your confirmation of residence letter.  Please see your Don if you are eligible to vote but have not received this letter from Renison by election day.

Government issued photo ID will also be required for you to vote in this election.  Government issued photo ID includes:

  • Driver's License
  • Health Card
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Indian Status Card
  • Canadian Forces ID Card

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Where do I vote?

Location 
V1 - Student Village 1
Great Hall
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
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