WINNIPEG - With election day one week from today, voters wanting to cast their ballot in advance polls have until 9 p.m. today to make their way to their advance polling station.
Elections Canada says over 1.3 million voters showed up at advance polling stations across Canada on Friday. A total of 4.7 million Canadians took advantage of advance polling during the last federal election two years ago, over 1 million more than the number of advance polling voters during the election that took place six years ago.
Voters also have until September 14 at 6 p.m. to cast their ballot at any Elections Canada office. The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer also notes those who want to vote by mail must register on the Elections Canada website or call 1-800-463-6868 by tomorrow at 6 p.m. Mail-in ballots must be received by Elections Canada before polls close September 20.
Whether you plan to vote today or a week from now, Elections Canada is asking voters to make sure they know the correct location of their polling station by visiting their website or calling their Elections Canada returning office. Several polling stations in Manitoba ended up changing in the weeks that followed the announcement of the snap election. Though a batch of cards with the correct info was sent out, the non-partisan agency says it’s possible the new cards might not have arrived in every constituent’s mailbox on time.
Manitoba has 14 seats in which candidates and MPs are seeking representation in the House of Commons.