2015 Federal Election: Markham-Stouffville

Editor's Note: We reached out to every candidate, using the information provided by the town, inviting them to submit their bios. Several responded immediately, others have yet to reply. If you see a candidate listed here who does not have a bio, it is because they did not provide one.

Meet Markham - Stouffville's Candidates:

Paul Calandra
candidate bio

Gregory Hines
candidate bio

Jane Philpott
candidate bio

Voting this Fall

Advanced polls open on October 9, 2015. You can find your electoral district and polling locations by going to Elections Canada's Find Your Electoral District page. Enter your postal code to find your electoral district. You can then click on "Where Do I Vote" under the Voting process section of the next page to go a page that will tell you where your polling station is after you enter your address.

Come Prepared with Valid ID

When voting it is important to bring your Voter Card if you have one, as well as valid ID. Everyone in Canada registered to vote should have received their cards by October 1st.

If you did not receive a card, you will need to Register to Vote. There are several ways to do this, including registering online.

If you received a voter card, but need to change your name or address, you need to do this before October 13. (You can also update your address at the polling station on election day, but it is easier to make the change in advance. These changes can also be made online using the link above.)

Valid ID: Elections Canada explains that there are two ways to provide valid ID as proof of your identity and address. You can show one piece of ID if you have one of the following:

  • your driver's licence;
  • your provincial or territorial ID card; or
  • any other government card with your photo, name and current address.
Alternatively, you can show two pieces of ID if you do not have one of the pieces listed above. At least one piece of ID must have your current address.
  • health card
  • Canadian passport
  • birth certificate
  • certificate of Canadian citizenship
  • citizenship card
  • social insurance number card
  • Indian status card
  • band membership card
  • Métis card
  • card issued by an Inuit local authority
  • Canadian Forces identity card
  • Veterans Affairs health card
  • old age security card
  • hospital card
  • medical clinic card
  • label on a prescription container
  • identity bracelet issued by a hospital or long-term care facility
  • blood donor card
  • CNIB card
  • credit card
  • debit card
  • employee card
  • student identity card
  • public transportation card
  • library card
  • liquor identity card
  • parolee card
  • firearms licence
  • licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting
  • utility bill (e.g. electricity; water; telecommunications services including telephone, cable or satellite)
  • bank statement
  • credit union statement
  • credit card statement
  • personal cheque
  • government statement of benefits
  • government cheque or cheque stub
  • pension plan statement
  • residential lease or sub-lease
  • mortgage contract or statement
  • income tax assessment
  • property tax assessment or evaluation
  • vehicle ownership
  • insurance certificate, policy or statement
  • correspondence issued by a school, college or university
  • letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
  • targeted revision form from Elections Canada to residents of long-term care facilities
  • letter of confirmation of residence from a First Nations band or reserve or an Inuit local authority
  • letter of confirmation of residence, letter of stay, admission form or statement of benefits from one of the following designated establishments:
    • student residence
    • seniors' residence
    • long-term care facility
    • shelter
    • soup kitchen

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