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Advance voting is now open across Metro Vancouver

12 October 2019

From universities, community centres, and local Elections Canada offices, there are plenty of options for you.

"At the last election, more electors than ever voted early at advance polls", Perrault said. "You are also welcome to come vote in the returning office of your riding until October 15 if you want to vote in the office".

Electors can also check the back of their voter identification cards for the location of their assigned polling station.

There are multiple ways to vote, by checking the Elections Canada website.

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Yes. There are more than 500 Elections Canada offices open across the country, but you can only cast a ballot there before Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m.

The qualification for voting in an election is simple.

The total number represents a 71 per cent increase from the federal election in 2011, when 2.1 million Canadians voted ahead of election day.

Advance polling stations will open at 9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

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"The voter information card has the information about where they should vote this time, because it isn't necessarily the same place they voted in May for the by-election", Marantz said.

To find your advance polling station, check your voter information card or use the Voter Information Service.

Can I take part in advanced polling?

The voucher must have proof of identity and address with them. Either a driver's license or any other card issued by a Canadian government (provincial, federal, territorial, etc) with a photo and current address. A good turnout at advance polls does not help predict if there will be high interest on election day as well, according to Pilon, but he said Elections Canada is ready for anything.

Although, voters can't cast ballots just anywhere.

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

Advance voting is now open across Metro Vancouver