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Advance voting in federal by-elections begins Friday

Gatineau, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • Advance voting for the federal by-elections in Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec) and Sturgeon River–Parkland (Alberta) begins on Friday, October 13 and continues Saturday, October 14, Sunday, October 15 and Monday, October 16.
  • Advance polls in these electoral districts are open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. (local time).
  • Electors can find the address of their advance voting location on the back of their voter information card. They can also visit or call 1-800-463-6868.
  • To vote, electors must show proof of identity and address. The list of accepted pieces of identification is online.
  • The voter information card is not an authorized piece of ID, but we encourage electors to bring it with them for faster service at the polls.

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