So Jewish Voters Can Plan: Advance Polling Dates & Locations In Winnipeg
The date chosen for the Federal Election is a Jewish holy day - Shemini Atzeret, and accordingly the observant in our community are compromised in casting a ballot that day.
So for many, a plan for how and when they will vote becomes important. TheJ.ca is providing the following information to assist Jewish voters to participate in democracy.
Alternatives to voting on Election Day include advance polls, mail-in ballots, voting at the local Elections Canada office in person, and voting on-campus at post-secondary institutions.
On the Elections Canada website a voter can enter their address for specific option details.
- Canadian citizen,
- at least 18 years old on Election Day, and
- proof identity and address - meaning one piece of government issued photo ID with an address, or two pieces of other ID, one of which shows the current address. The list of accepted pieces of identification is online.
Vote at Advance Polls:
Voting at advance polling locations begin on October 11, 12 and 13. The following day it is open, however, that is the first day of Succot (Oct. 14).
The voter information card received in the mail will have the address of your polling place. You can also find the address here after September 24.
Vote In Person: Cast a vote in person at any Elections Canada office in Canada, any time before 6:00 pm on October 15. Find the office closest to you.
Vote by Mail: For those who apply no later than 6:00 pm on October 15. Fill out the form here.
Vote on Campus: There are Elections Canada offices at the University of Winnipeg and at Red River College. On-campus voting is open October 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Find the times and exact locations here.