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Advance polls open today, here's what you need to know

Advance voting runs from Friday, Sept. 10 to Monday, Sept. 13
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Ready to cast your vote? Advance polls for the federal election start today.

Advance voting runs Friday, Sept. 10 to Monday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The location of the poll to vote at is available on the voter information card that is received by mail. 

Voting can also be done by special ballot in person at the Elections Canada office before 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. In Elliot Lake, the Elections Canada office is located at 31 Timber Road. More on the process to vote by special ballot is available here.

Election day is Monday, Sept. 20.

To vote, you must be at least 18 years old on election day. 

At the polling station, people will be asked for ID. There are three options for this:

  • Option 1 - Show your driver's licence or any other government-issued ID with your photo, name and current address. The ID can be from the federal, provincial or local government. 
  • Option 2 - Show two pieces of ID with your name. At least one must have your current address. Examples of what's accepted are your voter information card and bank statement, or a utility bill and student ID card. A list of accepted ID is available here.
  • Option 3: People with no ID can declare their identity and address in writing and have someone they know and who is assigned to their polling station vouch for them. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address and can only vouch for one person, except in long-term care facilities.

You can check to see if you're registered to vote online here.

The candidates in the Elliot Lake area are NDP Carol Hughes, Liberal Duke Peltier Conservative John Sagman, Christian Heritage Party Clarence Baarda, and PPC Harry Jaaskelainen