We head to the polls today in the country’s 44th election.
You can cast your ballot today between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm. Information on the location of your polling station will be on your voter information card. You can also find your assigned polling station and the candidates in your electoral district online. To vote you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18-years-old on Election Day and prove your identity and address.
If the name and address on your card are correct and you are an eligible voter in Canada, you’re ready to vote. If you are not registered or the information on your card is incorrect, you can still register or update your information when you go to vote at your assigned polling station. You can check your registration status or register to vote online, in person at an Elections Canada office or by phone at 1-800-463-6868. You can also print your registration certificate through the Voter Registration Service.
What you will need to bring to vote at your assigned polling station:
-Voter information card
-An accepted ID
-Your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot (but single-use pencils will also be available)
-A mask to wear (if you don’t have one or forget, one will be provided to you)
Elections Canada will not ask for proof of vaccination, however the following measures will be in effect:
-Voters will be required to wear masks if masks are required in their province or local jurisdiction.
-If masks are not required, voters will still be strongly encouraged to wear one.
-There will be sanitizing stations at entrances/exits, as well as physical distancing measures with directional signage throughout the polling place.
-To reduce the number of interactions with voters, there will be only one poll worker per desk behind a plexiglass barrier. Poll workers will be provided with masks and face shields.
-Single-use pencils will be provided. Voters can also bring their own pencil or pen, if they choose.
-Poll workers will be sanitizing workstations, door handles and common surfaces throughout the day as well as safely disposing of used masks and gloves.
-Candidates and their representatives, as well as anyone else who’s authorized to be present, will be required to wear masks and respect physical distancing at polling and ballot-counting locations.
(With files from CityNews)