Advance voting is now open across Metro Vancouver

For anyone itching to cast their ballot sooner rather than later, the wait is over.

Advance voting for the federal election opens across Metro Vancouver today (Oct. 11). Residents will have the option of casting an early vote until Monday, Oct. 14.

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For advance polls, residents can only vote at their assigned polling station.

If you’re registered, you should have received a voter information card in the mail. It tells you where and when you can vote. Voters are advised to bring the card with them, along with a government issued ID that has a name and address on it (such as a driver’s license) to make the process easier.

Those who didn’t get a voter information card or if the information on it is wrong can find their advance polling station by using the online Voter Information Service. Voters can also contact their local Elections Canada office, or call 1-800-463-6868, to check and update their information.

If you won’t be able to vote on either the federal election day, Oct. 21, or in the advance polls, there are other options. Voters can vote at any Elections Canada office up until 6 p.m. Oct. 15. Voters can also register to vote by mail at Elections Canada offices in until Oct. 15.

Elections Canada offices are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

— With files from Jane Seyd/North Shore News

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