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Canada Everything you need to know before you head to the polls

08:20  21 october  2019
08:20  21 october  2019 Source:   thestarphoenix.com

Odds of a minority government rise, Liberal chances drop as Bloc surges in polls

  Odds of a minority government rise, Liberal chances drop as Bloc surges in polls Gains by the Bloc in Quebec are erasing the Liberals' enduring seat advantage over the Conservatives. But in the rural regions of Quebec and the francophone areas in and around Montreal, the Liberals had been banking on winning seats with relatively low shares of the vote, benefiting from a vote split between the Conservatives, Bloc and New Democrats.That logic no longer holds now that the Bloc has moved into first place among francophones and (as a consequence) in the regions that were being targeted by the Liberals. That has the potential to paint dozens of seats Bloc blue rather than Liberal red.

But before you head to cast your vote for one party or the other, there are some important items you need to check. Below is a list of links you ’ll find useful to make your voting experience smooth as can be.

As Canadians head to the polls to determine the country’s next leader, here is what you need to know on election day … When do I vote? Polls across Saskatchewan are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. As long as you are in line before polls close, you are allowed to cast your ballot.

As Canadians head to the polls to determine the country’s next leader, here is what you need to know on election day …

When do I vote?

Polls across Saskatchewan are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. As long as you are in line before polls close, you are allowed to cast your ballot.

Where do I vote?

You are assigned to vote at the polling station geographically closest to you. Your polling station is listed on your voter registration card. It can also be found online by entering your postal code in the voter information service box at www.elections.ca. You can only vote at your designated polling station.

Winnipeg advance voting station evacuated due to dangerous downed power lines

  Winnipeg advance voting station evacuated due to dangerous downed power lines Manitoba's post-snowstorm damage to trees and power lines has been hindering residents from casting their ballots.The Winnipeg Centre voting station in Wolseley is closed until further notice due to live electrical lines in the parking lot.

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a sign in front of a flag: An Elections Canada sign directing voters to a voting location. (Postmedia file photo) An Elections Canada sign directing voters to a voting location. (Postmedia file photo) Do I need photo ID to vote?

No. While you can get a ballot by presenting a single piece of government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s licence with your name, photo and current address, other combinations of ID are also possible. You can bring two pieces of official ID or documentation to the polling station as long as one contains your current address.

For a full list of admissible ID, visit www.elections.ca.

Can I vote if I don’t have documentation with my current address?

Yes. Arrive at the polling station with two pieces of ID containing your name and bring along someone who knows you, lives in your same polling division and will attest to your address. People can only attest to the address of one other person.

After the Bloc's gains in Quebec, Liberals now have another worry: a climbing NDP

  After the Bloc's gains in Quebec, Liberals now have another worry: a climbing NDP Jagmeet Singh's NDP is gaining in the polls after last week's English-language debate.That's because the NDP is having a bit of a moment. Both the Liberals and Conservatives appear to be losing steam, while the New Democrats have momentum heading into the election campaign's crucial final week.

The ESSENCE Voter's Guide: Everything You Need To Know Before Heading To The Polls .

But you need to make sure your name and address match up with your voter info. If not, you will have to cast a provisional ballot. “What a provisional ballot does is you complete a voter registration application. That gives us the ability to then update everything in our records to make sure during the

Do I need to be registered to vote?

Yes, but if you haven’t received a voter information card in the mail and are not yet registered, you can register at the polling station just before you vote.

I’m out of town today. Can I still vote?

No. You can only cast a ballot at your assigned polling station, and the deadline to vote by mail has passed.

Am I allowed to miss work to vote?

Under The Canada Election Act, every employee who is a voter is entitled to three consecutive hours off from work to vote.

How did Saskatchewan vote in 2015?

The Conservatives won 10 of 14 ridings, with the NDP claiming three ridings and the Liberals winning one.

When are results released?

Ballots are counted when the polls close; in Saskatchewan that’s at 7:30 p.m. Results from eastern provinces will be available on the Elections Canada website before results from Saskatchewan are known.

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'Human error' blamed for long delay reporting results in Ontario riding .
OTTAWA — Elections Canada is blaming "human error" for having left federal candidates in one southern Ontario riding waiting the better part of a day to find out who garnered the most votes in Monday's election. Preliminary results from Monday night's vote showed Liberal candidate Tim Louis leading Conservative incumbent Harold Albrecht by fewer than 300 votes with all but five polls having reported in. Yet by Tuesday morning, those five polls still hadn't been reported, leaving the race in limbo.

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