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Electors in Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner
have several voting options

Gatineau, Thursday, September 22, 2016

For the by-election now underway in Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner (Alberta), electors can choose the voting option that best suits their schedule. They can vote:

  • on election day, on Monday, October 24
  • at advance polls on Friday, October 14; Saturday, October 15; Sunday, October 16; or Monday, October 17
  • in person at the Elections Canada office in Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner, if they apply before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18
  • by mail. Electors must apply to vote by mail before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18.

    • Electors can submit their application online or mail in a paper application form. Forms are available online, at the local Elections Canada office or at Canadian missions abroad. They can also be requested by calling 1-800-463-6868.
    • Electors voting by mail should plan ahead. They must allow time for their voting kit to reach them and for their marked ballot to return to Elections Canada.
    • Marked ballots must be received by the election day deadline or they will not be counted. Visit for more details.

  • To vote, electors must show proof of identity and address. The list of accepted pieces of identification is available online.
  • Some pieces of identification used at provincial and municipal elections may not meet federal election requirements.
  • Voting and identification rules are different for Canadian Forces electors, incarcerated electors and Canadian electors who live abroad.

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