What is the difference between the “Vote On Campus” program and voting on campus at an advance or election day poll?

The “Vote on Campus” program allowed students (or anyone) to cast special ballots at locations run by Elections Canada for candidates running in any electoral district where the voter lived.

Students, like all voters, must vote at their assigned polling location at advance polls and on election day. This location is based on where students reside (see above). In some cases, Elections Canada set up advance and election day polling locations on campuses. These could be used by voters (including students) who lived near them and were assigned to this polling place.