As a student, you have the unique ability to vote using either your permanent home address (i.e. where you live when school is not in session – for example, your parents house or wherever you live during summer or study breaks) or your current address while in school (i.e. where you live when school is in session – for example, your residence or off-campus rental apartment). The address you choose will determine which riding (local area) you will vote in and which candidates you can vote for.
To vote in the riding associated with your permanent home address, you must vote either by mail, or at an Elections Canada office (asking for a special ballot when you do so).