Central Albertans wait in line to vote at the advance polling station at Westerner Park’s Harvest Centre Friday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans wait in line to vote at the advance polling station at Westerner Park’s Harvest Centre Friday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Advance polls now open in Red Deer

Advance polls for the 2021 federal election opened Friday.

Voters at advance polls can only vote at their assigned polling station. People can find the address of their assigned polling station on the back of their voter information card, by visiting elections.ca, or by calling 1-800-463-6868.

Advance polls are open across Canada until Monday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

To vote, electors must prove their identity and address. The list of accepted ID is online at elections.ca.

Elections Canada is strongly encouraging electors to wear a mask, even in places where a province, territory or region does not require them. Electors who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons will not be required to wear one.

Elections Canada will not ask for proof of vaccination.

“For months, we have been working with public health authorities to deliver a safe in-person voting experience for Canadians,” says Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault.

“I encourage electors to make a plan and choose the voting option that best suits them, knowing that there are many safe ways to cast a ballot in this election.”

Other voting options include voting at any Elections Canada office, or by mail. The deadline to apply to vote by mail is Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m. Find more information on elections.ca.

Election day is Sept. 20.



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