Advance polls open Friday

  • Apr. 19, 2011 8:00 p.m.

With the general election now less than two weeks away, it’s time for advance polls to open.

Those unable to cast their ballots on May 2, can do so in advance from noon until 8 p.m. this Friday, Saturday and Monday (April 22, 23 and 25). Voters must show one original piece of identification with a photo, name and address, issued by a government agency (i.e. a driver’s licence), or two pieces – one displaying a name and another with a name and address (a Care Card and a hydro bill, for example).

Voters who register before April 26 may also vote via special ballot (through the mail or in person at a local Elections Canada office).

All addresses can be found on voter information cards, at www.elections.ca or by contacting Elections Canada directly at 1-800-463-6868.