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Important information regarding the federal election

Unlike in the BC provincial elections where voters can vote at any polling station, in the Federal Election, voters must go to the polling location that has been assigned to them.

Starting this week, millions of personalized Voter Information Cards (VIC) are being sent to registered voters’ homes including in Campbell River and area.

Even more will be sent over the next 10 days. VIC’s contain that very important personalized polling location information.

VICs identify each voter’s poll number and location for Election Day – Oct. 19 and the one for Advanced Polling Days (Thanksgiving Long weekend Oct. 9 – Oct. 12 – open each of the four days from noon to 8 p.m.).

When voters receive their VIC, it’s a good idea to check their information.

Voters who haven’t received their VIC by Oct. 1 or whose card shows the wrong address can register or update their address online.

Or, they can drop by a local Elections Canada office.

To locate your local Elections Canada office you can also use the Voter Information Service tool on the Elections Canada home page at www.elections.ca

Voters can vote today and any time up until Oct. 13 by 6 p.m. local time at an Elections Canada office using a Special Ballot.

Elections Canada offices are open seven days a week and are there to help voters.

Voters can call their local Elections Canada office as well or call the toll-free national line 1-800-463-6868 with any questions.

To locate your local Elections Canada office you can also use the Voter Information Service tool on the Elections Canada home page at www.elections.ca

Dorothy Sitek

Elections Canada

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