Wednesday, 16 October, 2019

Get out the vote: Early voting begins today in Washington County

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	Sharmeen Somani			Global News	
		Posted By Sharmeen Somani Global News Posted
Deanna Wagner | 12 October, 2019, 12:39

If you don't have ID, you can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station to vouch for you.

Don't forget to bring something that provides your identity and current address. "Advance polls will be open for longer hours, and there will be more advance polling stations to better serve Canadians".

If you want to vote right now, voting by special ballot is available any day at any of the three Elections Canada returning offices in Owen Sound, Durham and Wiarton from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m. through Monday, and 9 a.m.to 6.m. Tuesday, the final day for special ballot voting.

Changes in polling stations happen due to boundary re-alignments, according to Elections Canada.

And there will be 23 mobile polls set up in the riding's long-term care and retirement homes on election day, offering the same voting alternatives as at regular polls.

A Canadian student overseas must apply for a special ballot.

Also a reminder, you can vote at any time ahead of October 15 by heading to one of 500 Elections Canada offices and utilizing the special ballot process.

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You can also get involved by applying to work at the polls themselves.

In a few of the questions we received, there was some confusion about exactly who you vote for in this election.

Paul Gabriel of Beiseker, Alta. says he and his wife got a voter information cards in the mail in early October.

Voter turnout across Canada was 68.5 per cent in the 2015 federal election - the highest since 1993.

There is one more voting day left in the year: November 5, when New Yorkers will go to the polls to vote for public advocate, Queens district attorney and a councilmember in the 45th City Council District, as well as on five ballot referendums to amend the City Charter. Results will be called in by phone to the office, where they will be provided to media and reported by computer to Elections Canada's central office.

Third-year business student Cole Hendy, now on exchange at Copenhagen Business School, wrote to The Ubyssey about the ease with which he registered to vote.