RRRA Encourages Students to Vote Twice

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RRRA Encourages Students to Vote Twice

 

For Immediate Release. OTTAWA, October 8th. One of Carleton University’s students associations, the Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA), is letting students know they can vote in the municipal election – twice.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing writes in its 2014 Voter Guide:
“There is a special rule for students who may be living away from home while they attend school. If you are a student and consider your “home” to be the place where you live when you are not attending school (i.e. you plan on returning there), then you are eligible to vote in both your “home” municipality and in the municipality where you currently live while attending school.”
“Student can vote twice – just like those who own property in multiple municipalities,” said William Verschuren, President of RRRA. “We think it’s important that students know they can vote in Ottawa and their hometown.”
“Election Day is taking place during Carleton’s reading week so many students will be home. We are encouraging students to vote in advance in Ottawa and/or at home on Election Day. Students may decide not to vote twice – but we definitely want to encourage as many students to at least vote once”, he finished.
RRRA Executives are available for interview.
For more information:
Graham A. Pedregosa
(613)612-9425
vp@rrra.ca
Vice President Administration.
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