Advance polling for students underway, but it's not all smooth sailing

A polling area at Concordia University's Webster Library.
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Some Quebecers have already cast their ballots for the April 7 election.

Advance polling began today in CEGEPs and universities — an initiative aimed at enticing more young people to vote.

At Concordia University, the polling station is at the Webster Library, across De Maisonneuve Blvd. from the Hall Building. For most, the process of voting was carried out with no problem.

Others, however, ran into election workers telling students they needed more proof they were "domiciled" in Quebec.

One student, an 18-year-old Montreal native who grew up in New Brunswick and returned for school last fall, wasn't allowed to vote at all.

"I should be able to vote," a visibly upset Jenna Underhill said. "I've lived here for more than six months, and they said with my insurance still being under my parents' name...that I didn't plan to stay here."

On campus voting continues next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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