Elections Canada Voter Information Cards have been sent out and should be arriving in mailboxes soon, if they haven’t already. Your Voter Information Card contains important details to help make voting day easier for you.
Your card will list your polling station for Oct. 21 (the official election day), as well as where to vote on advanced voting days. Advanced voting is available on Oct. 11, 12, 13 and 14 at designated polling stations, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Electors can only vote at their assigned polling station.
Elections Canada recommends that if people have not received their Voter Information Card, they instead call the local returning office to figure out where they should go vote. That returning office can be reached by calling 1-899-754-5432.
By using your address and postal code, the Elections Canada worker will be able to tell you where your designated advanced polling station is and where your designated election day polling station is. Electors can also find more information about voting at Elections.ca.
For residents of Grand Forks, the advanced voting polling station is Sacred Heart Parish, located at 7269 9th Street. The poll is scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the four advanced voting days.
For electors from Rock Creek through to Westbridge, the advanced polling station is the Rock Creek and Boundary Fair Pavilion at 3880 Kettle Valley Road South. Voters in the Greenwood and Midway areas can vote on advanced voting days at the Greenwood McArthur Centre, at 1335 Veterans Lake in Greenwood.
If you are unsure of where to vote, call the Elections Canada office at 1-899-754-5432 before going to a voting station.
Make sure and bring your identification with you when you go to vote. If you have a driver’s licence or government issued photo identification, that is all you will need. If you don’t, you can bring two other pieces of identification such as your voter information card, utility bill or student ID. If you do not have ID, you can have someone who knows you and is assigned to your polling station to vouch for you. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address. A full list of acceptable identification and vouching details can be found on the Elections Canada website.
Election day is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.
Voters in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding will have six options to choose from:
Richard Cannings — New Democratic Party
Connie Denesiuk — Liberal Party of Canada
Carolina Hopkins — Independent
Tara Howse — Green Party of Canada
Helena Konanz — Conservative Party of Canada
Sean Taylor — People’s Party of Canada