Advanced polls open today, October 9 across Metro Vancouver

Dec 20 2017, 1:53 am

Advanced polls are opening today, Friday, October 9, and will be open from noon until 8 p.m., according to Elections Canada.

If you’re unable to make it out on October 19 to vote, you’ll have the opportunity to do so for the following days:

  • Friday, October 9
  • Saturday, October 10
  • Sunday, October 11
  • Monday, October 12

If you’re unsure of where to vote in your riding, you can check out the Voter Information Service.


To encourage youth to vote, there’s a giant voting party happening tomorrow, October 10 called Turn Up YVR, where a concert bus will deliver youth ages 18 to 24 to their local polling stations to vote in advance.

Turn Up YVR is picking people up at the Broadway-City Hall Canada Line station and providing stops at the following polling stations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • 11 a.m. – Vancouver Quadra and Vancouver Granville
  • 1 p.m. – Vancouver Centre
  • 3 p.m. – Vancouver East and Vancouver Kingsway

If your riding isn’t on that list, they will drop you at at the Elections Canada station so you can still vote in advance with a special ballot.

The best part of all? Musicians such as Mother MotherThe ZolasDan MagnanKuba Oms, Shawn Hall of The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer and Zaac Pick will accompany voters on board, playing acoustic sets during the bus rides.

So get out and vote in advance this weekend.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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