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Ready to vote? Advance polls open this week

You can also vote in person at the Elections Canada office before 6 p.m. on Sept. 14
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Advance polls for the federal election open up this week.

Advance voting runs Friday, Sept. 10 to Monday, Sept. 13. The location of the poll to vote at is available on the voter information card that is received by mail. People can also find their polling station online here.

Voting can also be done in person at the Elections Canada office before 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. In Timmins, the office is located in the 101 Mall.

Election day is Monday, Sept. 20.

To vote, you must be at least 18 years old on election day. 

At the polling station, people will be asked for ID. There are three options for this:

  • Option 1 - Show your driver's licence or any other government-issued ID with your photo, name and current address. The ID can be from the federal, provincial or local government. 
  • Option 2 - Show two pieces of ID with your name. At least one must have your current address. Examples of what's accepted are your voter information card and bank statement, or a utility bill and student ID card. A list of accepted ID is available here.
  • Option 3: People with no ID can declare their identity and address in writing and have someone they know and who is assigned to their polling station vouch for them. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address and can only vouch for one person, except in long-term care facilities.

The candidates in Timmins-James Bay are NDP Charlie AngusLiberal Steve BlackConservative Morgan Ellerton, and PPC Stephen MacLeod.