Red Deerians, as well as Canadians across the country, will head to the polls to vote in the 2021 federal election on Monday. (Photo by Elections Canada)

Red Deerians, as well as Canadians across the country, will head to the polls to vote in the 2021 federal election on Monday. (Photo by Elections Canada)

Canadians will head to the polls Monday

Polls open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Red Deer

Canadians will head to the polls Monday to vote in the 44th federal election.

Various polling stations will be set up across the City of Red Deer. Voters can only vote at their assigned polling stations – people can find the address of their station on the back of their voter information card, by visiting www.elections.ca or calling 1-800-463‑6868.

Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Alberta.

Voters must prove their identity and address at the polls – the list of accepted ID is available on the Elections Canada website.

Electors who are not registered can still vote in the election – they can register at the polling station on election day.

Elections Canada is reminding electors to wear a mask and practice physical distancing when at the polling station. Electors will be provided with a single-use pencil to mark their ballot, or they can bring their own pen or pencil.

“I want to thank Canadians in advance for showing care and respect for their fellow citizens by abiding by the recommended health and safety protocols in place at the polls when they go to register and vote,” said Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault.

“I congratulate them for their participation in Canadian democracy in these difficult times and for ensuring that all participants feel safe and confident taking part in the election.”

Advance polls were conducted across the country from Sept. 10-13. According to preliminary figures, nearly 5.8 million people voted at the advance polls in this general election. This is an 18.46 per cent increase from the 4.8 million electors who voted in advance in the 2019 general election.



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