Six electoral districts, including one in B.C., span more than one time zone

IF an electoral district spans more than one time zone, the returning officer, with the prior approval of the Chief Electoral Officer, determines one local time for voting throughout the district, says Elections Canada.

The correct voting hours will be listed on the voter information cards sent to electors living in these electoral districts. The voting hours can also be found in the online Voter Information Service under Where do I vote?

The electoral districts spanning more than one time zone are:

  • Labrador (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Quebec)
  • Kenora (Ontario)
  • Thunder Bay–Rainy River (Ontario)
  • Kootenay–Columbia (B.C.)
  • Nunavut (“The riding covers the entire territory of Nunavut. It is the largest federal electoral district by land area in Canada, and, since the abolition of the Division of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, is the second largest electoral district in the world, and the largest one represented by a single legislator,” according to Wikipedia.)