Voting in the Federal Election 2021

By Public Affairs | September 13, 2021

Women entering into a building to vote

On Monday, September 20, 2021, the federal election will be held. Polls will be open in B.C. from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Section 132 (1) of the Canada Elections Act provides that employees who are eligible to vote be provided three consecutive hours free from work during the time the polls are open, without loss of pay, on Election Day for the purpose of casting their ballots in a federal election.

Due to the pandemic, Elections Canada is reminding everyone of health and safety precautions in place and of other voting options to help avoid crowding - including voting on advance polling day, voting by mail and in advance at Elections Canada offices. Learn more on the Elections Canada website.

If your work or teaching schedule presents issues in terms of the College’s obligation to provide three full hours in which to vote, please contact your supervisor. Please advise your supervisor if you will be voting during work hours or if you have any questions or concerns.

If students or employees have questions about the election they can contact Bob Burge, Registrar by emailing

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