Advance polls open early for voters


A majority of Canadians want the day off for election day, according to a new poll.

Advance polls must be done at the poll located on your voter information card.

Hollick notes that while he's expecting a steady turn out for the coming four days, his office has been taking voters since the election was called last month.

When are advance polls open?

Both the Lakeland (Alberta) and Battlefords-Lloydminster (Saskatchewan) ridings will learn who their Member of Parliament is on October 21st.

It's easy! All you have to do is take a picture of your photo ID and confirm your address with Elections Canada before October 15.

Elections Canada noticed an uptick in youth voting during previous election cycles.

"Unlike in the provincial election, where you could advance vote at any station, you need to vote at the one you're assigned to", said Elections Canada spokeswoman Leanne Nyirfa.

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This means either one piece of government-issued photo ID or two pieces of ID with the voter's name on it, at least one of which has their address, such as their voter ID card or a bank statement.

Find where your nearest advance polling station is here!

The qualification for voting in an election is simple.

Keep in mind that in a federal election, you're voting for the Member of Parliament for your riding as well as the Prime Minister.

The ballots will look like "LAST NAME, First name" and will require you to mark an "X" on the blank circle next to your chosen candidate.

Canadians living overseas can vote by mail-in ballot.

The Research Co. poll found 58 per cent agree with declaring election day a public holiday in Canada.

Monday, October 21 - it's your decision, Canada!