Advanced polls open today, October 9 across Metro Vancouver

Dec 19 2017, 5:53 pm

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.