Advance voting starts Friday

Advance voting starts Friday

Who will you vote for? From left are MP Richard Cannings (NDP) and candidates Connie Denesiuk (Liberal), Tara Howse (Green Party), Helena Konanz (Conservatives) and Sean Taylor from the People's Party of Canada. Advance voting starts on Friday, Oct. 11 and ends Monday, Oct. 14. General voting day is Oct. 21.

Advance voting in the federal election in the South Okanagan starts Friday, Oct. 11 and ends Monday, Oct. 14, leading up to general voting day on Monday, Oct. 21.

In Oliver, advance voting will take place at the community centre from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Voting by special ballot will take place in the Elections Canada office in Osoyoos (9150 Main St.) on weekdays (9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sundays (noon to 4 p.m.)

Acute care hospital voting will take place at South Okanagan General Hospital on Monday, Oct. 14. Long-term care homes in the area will have voting officials conduct the vote at the facility on Monday, Oct. 21.

Invalids who cannot leave their homes can contact the Osoyoos office (1-866-754-5432) to make arrangements for officials to visit their residence.

To be eligible to vote you must be 18 by October 21, be a Canadian citizen and be registered to vote.  You can register to vote at an Elections Canada office or in conjunction with voting when you cast your ballot during advance or general voting.

On Monday, Oct. 21, voters can cast their ballots at their polling station at the Oliver Community Centre or the Osoyoos Indian Band community hall. In Osoyoos, voting takes place at Sonora Community Centre.