Election day is here. Millions of Canadians across the country are streaming to polls today to cast their votes. It’s so exciting.
Before you get all caught up in patriotic fervor associated with doing your civic duty, there are a few things you need to remember before going to the polls today.
If you don’t know what riding/electoral district you’re in, head to the Elections Canada website to find out.
The address and location of the voting stations in your riding are also located on your voter’s card, which you would have either received in the mail, or when you registered,
Polls in British Columbia are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you’re working on October 19, remember that by law your employer has to allow you up to three consecutive hours to vote. If you’ll have three consecutive hours outside of work in which to make it to the polling station, they don’t, but if you start work before 10 a.m. and finish after 4 p.m., you’re legally entitled to leave and vote.
Elections Canada also recommends you bring your Voter Information Card to avoid delays at the polls. However it does not count as a piece of I.D., so make sure you bring the documents suggested above.