Elections Canada

Elections Canada

January 11, 2006 14:26 ET

You Can Vote in Advance as of Friday

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2006) - Advance voting begins Friday for the general election of January 23, 2006. Electors who wish to vote before election day may do so on Friday, January 13, Saturday, January 14, and Monday, January 16, 2006. The advance polls are open from noon to 8:00 p.m. (local time).

"Canadians have the opportunity to exercise the right to vote on any one of the three advance voting days," stated Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. "If you are not already on the list of electors, you may register to vote at your advance polling station, provided you bring valid identification."

The address of the advance poll where an elector may vote is indicated on the back of the voter information card.

An elector who did not receive a voter information card or who received one with incorrect information may contact the office of the returning officer in his or her electoral district. The office addresses and telephone numbers of returning officers are listed at www.elections.ca, or may be obtained by calling the Voter Information Service at 1 800 463-6868. An automated voice recognition service for commonly asked questions is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at this number.

Electors who vote in advance may not vote again on election day. It is illegal to vote more than once at an election.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

Contact Information

  • Elections Canada Media Relations
    Media Relations
    1 (877) 877-9515
    www.elections.ca