GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - For the by-election now underway in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes (Ontario), electors can choose the voting option that best suits their schedule. They can vote in one of the following ways:
- on election day on Monday, December 3, 2018.
- at one of the advance polls on Friday, November 23; Saturday, November 24; Sunday, November 25; or Monday, November 26.
- in person at the Elections Canada offices in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, if they apply before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27.
- by mail. Electors must apply to vote by mail before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27.
- Application forms are available online, as well as at the Elections Canada offices in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes and Canadian missions abroad. They can also be requested by calling 1‑800‑463‑6868.
- Electors can mail in a paper application or submit their application online.
- Electors voting by mail should plan ahead. They must allow time for their voting kit to reach them and for their marked ballot to return to Elections Canada.
- Marked ballots must be received by the election day deadline or they will not be counted.
- To vote, electors must show proof of identity and address. The list of accepted pieces of identification is online.
- Some pieces of identification used at provincial and municipal elections may not meet federal election requirements.
- Voting and identification rules are different for Canadian Forces electors, incarcerated electors and Canadian electors who live abroad.
Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament.
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SOURCE Elections Canada
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