BC FORUM News - From The Advocate, Autumn, 2019
Wherever you are on Oct. 21, you can vote
Whether you are at home or travelling on election day, there are many different ways you can vote and make sure your decision will be part of shaping the future of Canada.
1) Vote on election day
The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Pacific time on Monday, October 21 in most of B.C. Voting will be from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm in communities that are in the Mountain time zone.
You must be registered to vote. If you aren’t, you can register now at Elections.ca, at local Elections Canada offices, or at your polling place just before you vote.
You must prove your identity and home address.
2) Vote at your advance poll
Advance polls will open from 9 am to 9 pm local time on Friday Oct. 11 to Monday Oct. 14. The location will be listed on your voter information card. You can also get the address by calling Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868.
3) Vote at any Elections Canada office, anywhere
You can vote by special ballot in person at any of the local Elections Canada offices set up in every riding in Canada. Locations are available at elections.ca or 1-800-463-6868.
4) Vote by mail
To vote by mail, you must complete an application for registration and special ballot. The form is available at elections.ca, any local Elections Canada office, any Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate or by calling 1-800-463-6868.
The deadline to apply is 6 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 15. Your ballot must be delivered to Elections Canada by the election day deadline or it will not be counted.