Federal Election 2011

Find Your Riding

By Ryan McGreal
Published April 13, 2011

The RTH Elections site now has an online form you can use to find your electoral riding:

Just enter your postal code into the form and the page will return your riding. It uses the Google Maps API to look up the geocode latitude and longitude coordinates for your postal code, and then uses the Vote.ca API to find the riding for your geocode.

Note: We do not store any data from searches using this tool - neither your postal code nor the query results.

The service can also be accessed via the RTH Elections API.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By Mogadon Megalodon (anonymous) | Posted April 13, 2011 at 06:28:29

Would be neat if the results page generated links to candididates' websites within each riding as well – at least locally.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted April 13, 2011 at 10:10:47 in reply to Comment 62163

That's a great idea. I've added it - if your riding is one of the five ridings we're following, the result includes a link to the details page for that riding.

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By Mogadon Megalodon (anonymous) | Posted April 13, 2011 at 06:29:23 in reply to Comment 62163

Shiver typo.

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By elsiemon (anonymous) | Posted April 13, 2011 at 12:17:42

Thanks for posting ths,very helpful.

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