ELECTION DAY: What you need to know to vote

Advanced polls are closed, mail-in voting is over and today is Election Day – your last chance to have your voice heard this federal election.

Neighbourhood polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To cast your ballot, you must prove your identity and address. This can be done by bringing a piece of government-issued ID with your photo, name and address (ie. driver’s licence); by showing two pieces of ID – both with your name, and at least one with your address (ie. care card and hydro bill); or by taking an oath and having another registered voter from your polling division (ie. a roommate or neighbour) vouch for you.

If you are not a registered voter, you can register at the polling station by proving your identity through any of the above options.

By law, if you work Monday, your employer must allow you three consecutive hours to vote at some point in the 12-hour period.

If you did not receive a voter information card in the mail and are unsure of where to vote, visit www.elections.ca you must find your polling station.

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