So if it was up to prisoners and soldiers and diplomats, Stephen Harper would have a massive majority of about 205 seats. That’s according an analysis of special (absentee) ballots from the last election by Glen McGregor. Here’s the part I loved:
For voters in jail, Elections Canada assigns their vote to the riding they lived in before incarceration. If they don’t have one, their vote is assigned to the address of their spouse or or other family member they would be living with. If family cannot be located, Elections Canada counts the ballot in the riding where they were arrested.