Advance voting starts soon in Langley

Proper ID is needed under new rules to vote in the upcoming election.

Early voting starts in Langley and across Canada this Friday for the Oct. 19 federal election.

There will be four days of advance polls, with several sites in each riding.

In Langley-Aldergrove, the advance polls will be held at Walnut Grove Secondary, 8919 Walnut Grove Dr., at Langley Secondary at 21405 56th Ave., at Brookswood Secondary at 20902 37A Ave., at Parkside Centennial Elementary at 3300 270th St., and Jubilee Hall at 7999 Bradner Rd. from noon to 8 p.m.

In Cloverdale-Langley City voting will be held at Douglas Park Community Elementary at 5409 206th St., at Don Christian Elementary at 6256 184th St., at Clayton Elementary at 7541 184th St. and at A.J. McLellan Elementary at 16545 61st Ave., also from noon to 8 p.m.

Advance voting at both locations will take place starting Oct. 9 and running to Monday, Oct. 12.

In Langley-Aldergrove, returning officer Cathy Li was expecting a busy weekend.

“I think there’s going to be higher numbers than normal voting this weekend,” Li said. There have been quite a few people calling in to ask about advance voting.

On voting day, Oct. 19, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Registered voters should have received voter information cards which tell them which polling station they can vote at.

If you haven’t received a voting card, you can check in with the local Elections Canada returning office.

• Langley-Aldergrove – 604-539-1380

• Cloverdale-Langley City – 604-539-2880

To vote, either by advance poll or on election day, voters must have proper ID, and the rules on ID have been tightened since the last election.

A driver’s licence or provincial ID card will suffice, but if you don’t have one of those, you will need two pieces of ID, at least one of which shows your home address. A wide variety of types of ID are accepted.

Canadians can also vote by mail, and the deadline to apply is coming up. Voters wishing to mail in a ballot must apply by Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m., at an Elections Canada office.

 

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