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Advance Voting Begins Friday

Advance Polls Open for Voting on Friday, Saturday and Monday

OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 20, 2011

  • Advance voting for the 41st general election begins Friday, April 22, and continues Saturday, April 23 and Monday, April 25.
  • Advance polls are open from noon to 8:00 p.m. (local time) across the country.
  • Electors can find the location of their advance poll on the back of the voter information card mailed to them by Elections Canada.
  • Electors who did not receive a voter information card or who received one with incorrect information may contact their local Elections Canada office or use the automated Voter Information Service, available at any time by calling 1-800-463-6868.

"It's easy to vote on any one of three advance voting days," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand. "It takes most voters only a few minutes to cast their ballot. If you are not already on the list of electors, you may register to vote at your advance polling station, provided you bring authorized identification."

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