Manitobans who have already decided who they want to vote for in the 2021 federal election can cast their ballots starting today.
Advance polls opened at 9 a.m. Friday morning and will stay open until 9 tonight. The advance polling period will continue over the weekend and through Monday.
Other early voting options include visiting any Elections Canada office and applying to vote by mail. Both options are available until this coming Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Elections Canada says those already registered to vote should receive a voter information card by today with your polling station’s location. The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer says you should bring the card with you, along with a valid ID, to make the process of voting easier when you arrive.
Voters have three options for presenting acceptable ID: either a driver's licence or any other card issued by a federal, provincial, or local government with your photo, name, and current address; any two pieces of ID with your name and current address, such as a voter information card and bank statement or a utility bill and a student ID card; or someone who knows you, is also assigned to your polling station, can prove their own identity and address, and is willing to vouch for you.
If you haven’t received a voter card or want to confirm whether you’re registered to vote, or if the information on your card is wrong, Elections Canada asks that you use their Voter Registration Service, or call them at 1-800-463-6868.
The official snap federal election date is less than two weeks away, scheduled for September 20.