University and College Students
I haven’t voted before and I don’t think I’m registered to vote?
Between elections, you can check to see if you are registered with Elections PEI or whether your information is up to date by contacting Elections PEI at 1-888-234-8683 or by visiting our self serve online registration portal. Registering online is quick and easy!
You will be asked to provide personal information, such as your date of birth, and Driver's Licence number/ Acceptable Identification in order for Elections PEI to determine whether you are the elector wishing to check his/her information. For privacy reasons you can only check your own information.
During an election
You can see if you are Registered to vote or whether your information is accurate by contacting your local returning officer. You will be asked to provide personal information, such as your date of birth, in order for the Returning Officer to determine whether you are the elector wishing to check his/her information.
You may also register at the polls prior to voting. This will take a few minutes and you will be required to produce identification. A list of acceptable identification can be found here.
Where do I vote?
Most people vote in the electoral district in which they live. Students who live away from home while at university or college, may vote where they usually live when not at school or in the electoral district in which they live while at school, whichever they declare to be their residence. You may vote at a returning office, at an advance poll, or on election day. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Elections PEI or your local Returning Officer.
I know I'm not on the List of Electors - can I still vote?
If your name isn't on the List of Electors you are still eligible to vote. Simply come to the poll on advance voting days, or election day with I.D that clearly shows your name and current address (a driver's licence works well) Acceptable identification includes an original piece of ID showing the electors name and physical address. (See list of acceptable identification)
If you do not have identification, or that identification does not adequately reflect your residence, you must sign a declaration attesting to your identity and residence.
I want to vote but I go to school off Island - What can I do?
If you are not residing in PEI during the school year, you may still vote in provincial elections; you can do so by Mail-in-Ballot.
Your Mail-in-Ballot application must be received by the deadline - 6:00 pm on the 13th day before Election Day. Your ballot package will be mailed out via Canada Post and it is the responsibility of the elector to ensure the ballot is returned to Elections PEI by 12 noon on Election Day for your ballot to be counted.