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Advance Voting Begins Friday

Gatineau, Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  • Advance voting for the federal by-election in Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner (Alberta) begins on Friday, October 14 and continues Saturday, October 15; Sunday, October 16; and Monday, October 17.
  • Advance polls are open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. (local time).
  • Electors can find the address of their advance voting location on the back of their voter information card, at or by calling 1-800-463-6868.
  • Elections Canada reminds electors that if they have received two voter information cards, the card marked “Replacement Card” is the one that contains the correct polling place information.
  • To vote, electors must show proof of identity and address. The list of accepted pieces of identification is online.
  • The voter information card is not an authorized piece of ID, but we encourage electors to bring it with them for faster service at the polls.

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