ELECTION 2015: Advanced voting on Thanksgiving weekend

Courtenay-Alberni: Advanced voting days for Canada’s 42nd federal election start Friday, Oct. 9—and here’s what you need to know.

Advanced voting days for Canada’s 42nd federal election start Friday, Oct. 9—and here’s what you need to know.

Advanced voting days run all of the Thanksgiving long weekend until 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12.

The advanced polls are located at the Lawn Bowling Club at 4255-A Wallace St; the building is wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours are noon to 8 p.m. on all four advanced voting days, including the statutory Thanksgiving Monday holiday.

You have three options to prove your identity. The first is to bring one piece of government issued I.D. with your name, photo and current address. An easy option is a driver’s licence or a provincial I.D. card; in B.C., that’s a B.C. I.D. card.

If you don’t have one of the above, then you can bring two forms of I.D. and at least one must have your current address. Credit cards statements, government or personal cheques or correspondence from an educational institution are all suitable options.

If you have no I.D. that shows your address you may have someone attest to your address.

The individual attesting to your address must be registered in the same polling division, provide proof of identity and address and may only attest for one person.

Your voter information card is not I.D.; however, you should bring it anyway as it will make voting quicker and more efficient.

If you have any questions or concerns about voting, contact your local election office located at 4805 Mar St. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays and 12-4 p.m. on Sundays.

The toll-free phone number is 1-866-499-8028. Or, visit www.elections.ca.



Just Posted

Port Alberni merchants advocate for improvements to business district

Better lighting, public washrooms could change attitude about South Port

Alberni Valley celebrates history with annual heritage awards

Alberni Valley Heritage Commission celebrates its history-keepers

B.C. must take lead on salmon preservation, say west coast fishers

Land-based fish farming, focus on small streams put forth as two solutions

Winds of up to 90 km/hr predicted to hit Vancouver Island

Environment Canada is warning that loose objects may cause damage

Port Alberni enjoys parade of boats in annual Sail Past

The fifth annual event drew a crowd at Harbour Quay

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

Mental health issue suspected after spike belts end Island Highway car chase

Woman in her 30s detained after Tuesday afternoon incident in Lantzville

Most Read