Election vocabulary

Ballot: A piece of paper used to vote in an election.

Ballot box: A box with a narrow slot on top into which voters place their ballots.

Campaign: The time before an election. During this time, political parties and candidates explain their ideas and try to convince people to vote for them.

Polling station: The place where you go to vote.

Returning officer: The person in charge of organizing the election in an electoral district.

Tally sheet: A piece of paper used to count the votes during an election.

Voter: A Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old on election day.

Voters list: A list of the people who are eligible to vote.

Voting screen: A cardboard barrier behind which voters mark their ballot in secret.