Advance voting set to end

Advance voting set to end

One last chance to vote in if you are not going to be home on Oct. 21

If you won’t be around and know who you want to vote for, Thanksgiving Day is the last chance to cast a ballot in the advance poll.

For Ponoka and area voters, that means heading down to the Royal Canadian Legion along Hwy. 2A.

However, unlike past elections, the advance poll will be open until 9 p.m. for those that want to take advantage of it.

Eligible voters can find where exactly to go on their voter information card, on the Elections Canada website, or by calling 1-800-463-6868.

To vote, electors must prove their identity and address with a driver’s licence, government identification card, or other official record. A full list of accepted identifications is here.

More than 3.6 million eligible voters cast their ballots in advance polls in the 42nd federal election in 2015 – a 71-per-cent increase from the 2011 election.

Canadians can also vote at any Elections Canada office before Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. local time or by mail, so long as they register online by Oct. 15.

Voting day is on Oct. 21 and the polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.