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Canada votes 2019 – advance polls now open

L-R: Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh, Elizabeth May and Maxime Bernier

The 2019 Canadian federal election will take to take place on October 21, 2019, to elect members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament.

The 40-day campaign has seen the incumbent Liberals attempt to retain the majority they won in the 2015 election. The Conservative Party, under Andrew Scheer, the New Democratic Party under Jagmeet Singh, the Green Party under Elizabeth May and the People’s Party under Maxime Bernier will contest the in-power, Liberal government.

Can I vote before election day?

Advance voting is now open for eligible voters – be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years old on election day, and prove your identity and address.

  1. At any Elections Canada office across CanadaThere are over 500 Elections Canada offices open across Canada. Vote at any one of them before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. You will vote using the special ballot process.
  2. At advance pollsVote at your assigned polling station from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on:
  3. On campusVote at select campuses across the country October 5 to October 9. You don’t need to be a student to vote on campus.
  4. By mailTo vote by mail, apply online or at any Elections Canada office across Canada before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. If you live abroad, you can also apply through any Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate

~Wakenya Canada

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