Advance polling for election gets underway today

Advance polls open early for voters

Advance polling expanded as early voting grows in popularity

"At the last election, more electors than ever voted early at advance polls", Perrault said.

Advance polling station locations are listed on voter information cards, which were mailed out a few weeks ago.

The deadline to apply to vote by mail is Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. E.T.

This election will be the first where all Canadians residing overseas will be eligible to vote, regardless of how long they have been away.

Voters should receive their voter cards in the mail, which includes where to vote during advance voting days and on general election day.

Electors can cast ballots at assigned polling stations only.

Advance polling will run until Monday, October 14th. The voucher must have proof of identity and address with them.

You can show your driver's licence or any other card issued by a Canadian Government (federal, provincial/territorial or local) with your name, photo and current address.

Eligible voters must be 18 years of ago on Election Day (October 21, 2019).

In the municipal election on November 5, New Bedford voters may cast their vote for Mayor, Councillor at-Large, Ward, Councillors, Assessor, and School Committee.

Canadians living overseas can vote by mail-in ballot.

"I was already registered online in my home district", Ahmad said, "so I just had to show my ID and they gave me a book which had the names of the people running in my riding". No word yet about their popularity, but they're created to make voting "easier and more accessible" for students, university employees and the general population, according to Elections Canada spokesperson Pierre Pilon. 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.

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