Advance voting is now open across Metro Vancouver

Advance voting is now open across Metro Vancouver

Advance voting is now open across Metro Vancouver

If you won't be able to vote on either the federal election day, October 21, or in the advance polls, there are other options.

After expanding the advance voting program for students across the country, Elections Canada's Vote on Campus initiative saw a almost 60 per cent increase in ballots cast compared to 2015.

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

"By law, everyone who is eligible to vote must have three consecutive hours to cast their vote on election day".

During the last federal election, voter turnout among people aged 18 to 24 rose from 38.8 per cent in 2011 to 57.1 per cent, what Elections Canada says was the "largest increase for this age group" since it began reporting demographic data on turnout in 2004.

If you don't have I.D., you can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing, and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station to vouch for you.

Election day is Monday, October 21st.

It's easy! All you have to do is take a picture of your photo ID and confirm your address with Elections Canada before October 15.

October 15 is also the deadline to register to vote by mail.

Find the circle next to the name of your chosen candidate on the ballot. In 2015's pilot program, only 39 campuses were involved.

A photo identification with a name and current address such as an Ontario Driver's Licence is all that is needed. The Election Commission will announce further information regarding absentee ballots as soon as they are available. That location can also be found on the Elections Canada website by typing in your postal code.

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