Elections Canada: Early voting is available Oct 6 & 7

(Edmonton) – The Federal Election is October 21, 2019 but there are many ways to vote early if that day does not work for you because of the Jewish holiday Shemini Atzeret or for any other reason.

Elections Canada has set up additional service points (ASPs) to provide more voting options for Jewish people who would have had difficulty finding time to vote in the available times and locations. Elections Canada selected the new ASPs after consulting with Jewish community leaders to find times and locations that made sense for their communities. According to the website, anyone can vote at an ASP by special ballot on select dates across the country. All you need to do is bring ID to vote.

In Edmonton, Elections Canada has a kiosk at Talmud Torah Elementary School, to provide additional voting opportunities. The school is located at 6320-172 Street, N.W. Edmonton, Alberta.  The kiosk will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 6 and 7, 2019.  Any qualified elector who produces acceptable ID will be able to vote there by special ballot.

Voting will take place in the multipurpose room in the southwest corner of the school; please enter the room from the exterior door on the south west corner by the playground and not through the main school entrance. As Monday is a school day, please park on the street as the parking lot is reserved for staff.

Voters who are physically challenged please use the main school entrance on both days and use the buzzer to gain access. A handicap parking stall will be setup on the street on the east side of the school.

The Advance poll is also open on Oct 11, 12, 13, 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Westridge Wolf Willow Country Club Community League, 505 Wolf Willow Road, N.W., Edmonton, Alberta.

Services at Elections Canada offices remain available for those who are not able to vote at additional service points. There are over 500 Elections Canada offices open across Canada. Electors can vote at any one of them before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. Electors will vote using the special ballot process.

Early voting is also available from October 5 through to October 9, at select campuses across the country including in Edmonton at NAIT, MacEwan University and University of Alberta.

Special ballots are different than regular ballots. There is no list of candidates, only a blank space to write in a name. Make sure to bring a voter information card and piece of accepted ID.

For information on ASPs near you, candidates in your riding and accepted forms of ID, visit elections.ca.

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