Advance polls now open ahead of October 21 federal election

ES&S sales representative Angie Frison explains voting equipment during a February demonstration in Hays

Voter turnout in the 2015 federal election was 68.5 per cent, the highest turnout since 1993.

Advance voting for the federal election opens this Friday, Oct. 11, and continues Saturday, Oct. 12; Sunday, Oct. 13 and Monday, Oct. 14.

Polls in British Columbia are open from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. on general election day, while polls are open for advance voting from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.

He said that bringing their voter information card to voting stations is not mandatory but presenting proper identification is essential.

No. If you'd like to share your experience and encourage others to vote, you are permitted to take a photo outside the polling station. The voucher must have proof of identity and address with them.

The Elections Canada distribution centre is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, Aug 29, 2019. And selfie enthusiasts hoping to snap a pic with their marked ballot are reminded that it is illegal to do so, as it violates the secrecy of the vote under the Act.

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Advance polls are open across the North Shore from 9:00 a.m.to 9:00 p.m.

If you're 18 or older and a Canadian citizen, you're eligible to vote. That includes either government-issued ID (such as a driver's licence) with both name and address or identification from the list of accepted ID available online. Voters can also register to vote by mail at Elections Canada offices in until October 15.

You then fold your ballot and give it back to the voting officer who will put your ballot in the box.

Across the country, Elections Canada hires 300,000 people on election day.

Will you be out of town on election day or are anxious that you won't be able to make it out to vote on the 21?

Elections Canada started the Vote on Campus program in the leadup to the last election to "help increase access to voting for. youth electors." .

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