Federal Election Day – Monday, October 19, 2015
Federal election day is Monday, October 19, 2015.
The university will remain open and all classes, laboratories, academic activities and services will continue as normally scheduled.
Time off to vote
On October 19, 2015, polls will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Under the Canada Elections Act, you are allowed to take three consecutive hours to vote. If your work schedule does not permit you to have three consecutive hours to vote while the polls are open, you will be granted additional time. Please speak directly with your department chair or supervisor to make arrangements.
For example, if you are scheduled to work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., you have three consecutive hours after work to vote while the polls are open.
If, however, you are scheduled to work from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., there are various ways that your department chair or supervisor can accommodate you in order for you to have three consecutive hours to vote while the polls are open. Please see the frequently asked questions for an example.
Please note that if necessary, your supervisor will work with you to schedule the time off to ensure that operational requirements are met. Also note that time taken to vote from hours that would normally have been paid will still be paid.
Academic activities continue as normal
All academic activities will take place as usual on Federal Election Day.
Students, staff and faculty can vote on campus
For information on where and how to vote at Concordia, refer to "Your guide to voting on campus."
If you have questions about time off, please contact the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding the federal election, please visit Elections Canada.