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Ballot set for Oshawa

Voter cards from Elections Canada have been mailed; advanced boting begins on Oct. 9

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

By the time you read this, the final list of names on the ballot for Oshawa will be available.

Set to be released today, Sept. 30, political parties and independent candidates alike had until Monday, Sept. 28 to submit their nominations.

According to the Elections Canada website, there were five candidates running in Oshawa as of Sept. 28: Colin Carrie of the Conservatives, Michael Dempsey of the Green Party, Mary Fowler of the NDP, David Gershuny of the Marxist-Leninist Party and Tito-Dante Marimpietri of the Liberal Party.

As well, residents recently started receiving voter cards at their registered addresses, listing where they are to go and vote.

The election is on Oct. 19, with advanced voting days Oct. 9 through Oct. 12.

Those who did not receive voter cards are still able to vote, and just need to go to their local polling station with appropriate identification. To see where your local polling station is, please visit

For those who are unable to vote during the advanced polling days or on the main election day don’t have to miss out on having their voices heard. Residents can go to the Elections Canada office at the Five Points Mall at 285 Taunton Rd. E. during mall hours. As with the other polling days, you need either your voting card or appropriate identification.