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How to vote in Halifax for the Federal Election 

Vote early, vote by mail, vote on election day, whatever you do, vote!

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click to enlarge Do you know who is running in your riding? Care about an issue and aren't sure what their stance is? Give 'em a ring.
  • Do you know who is running in your riding? Care about an issue and aren't sure what their stance is? Give 'em a ring.

I f you're a Canadian citizen and 18 years old by October 21, you can vote in the federal election.

If you received a voter information card in the mail—you're set. Bring your card and ID with you and cast your vote on October 21 at the polling station noted on the card.

If you didn't get a card in the mail you can register online or just show up at your polling station on October 21. To figure out which polling station to vote at on election day visit electionscanada.ca/scripts/vis/FindED and put in your postal code and select "vote on election day."

If you're unable to vote on October 21—though your employer legally has to give you time to vote—you can vote in advance polls on October 11, 12, 13 and 14. To figure out which advanced polling station to vote at visit electionscanada.ca/scripts/vis/FindED and put in your postal code and select 'vote at advanced polls'. (There are advance polls at the Halifax Forum.)

If you're a student living in Halifax looking to vote in your home riding you can vote at the Elections Canada office (3600 Strawberry Hill Street, Suite 1) or by mail anytime before 6pm on October 15.

You can vote in person any time before 6pm on October 15 at the Elections Canada office (3600 Strawberry Hill Street, Suite 1). The office is open from 9am to 9pm daily.

To save time at the polls you can ensure you're registered to vote. Go to ereg.election.ca and fill out the form. (You'll have to think back to your address when you voted in the 2015 election if your info or address has changed.) You can also call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868 to get registered or update your registration.

If you don't have a permanent address you can still vote. You just need to bring a piece of ID with your name and give an address where you've spent time (a shelter will work). If you don't have ID you can bring someone with you who can provide their own ID and address to vouch for you.

To register and vote at the polling station you need to prove your identity and current address. Info on acceptable ID can be found at elections.ca/id/idLangs/EC90189_e.pdf.

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