Sylvan Lake Community Centre the polling station for advanced polls

The advanced polls run over the Thanksgiving long weekend, Oct. 11-14

Election Day is two weeks away and the candidate campaigns are in full swing.

With voting day just around the corner, now is the time to make sure one is registered to vote, and know the right places to go.

Registering to vote is easy and can be done online through Elections Canada. Registration can also be done in person at any Elections Canada office in the country.

The closest Elections Canada office is in Red Deer at 5589 47 Street, Suite 101.

Voters must be registered to vote by Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. to participate in the federal election.

Advance polls for the Federal Election run over Thanksgiving weekend, Oct 11-14.

Sylvan Lake residents can vote in the advanced polls, which will be located at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the long weekend.

To cast a ballot for your candidate of choice, I.D. will have to first been shown. There are three options for residents to prove both identity and address.

Voters can show their driver’s licence, two pieces of I.D. with your name and at least one must have your current address, or have your address and identity declared in writing and have someone in the same polling station vouch for you.

The third option on identification is for those of voting age who do not have I.D.

On Election Day, Oct.21, electors will only be eligible to vote at the polling station assigned to their home residence.

The polls will be open for 12 hours on Election Day from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. In Sylvan Lake, residents will be able to vote at the NexSource Centre.

Those who are unable to vote in the advanced polls or on Election Day can vote using the special ballot. This process included voting in person at an Elections Canada office before Oct. 15.

Special ballots must be submitted by 6 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Election Canada offices are open seven days a week.

There are five candidate vying for the position of Red Deer-Lacombe MP: Blaine Calkins, Conservative; Sarah Palmer, Green Party; Lauren Pezzella, NDP; Tiffany Rose, Liberal; and Laura Lynn Thompson, People’s Party of Canada.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Public asked for feedback on fishery management

Alberta Environment and Parks is asking for feedback either online or at a public engagement session

‘Elder in the Making’ Herr Lecture in Lacombe brings light to Treaty 7

Documentary film/interactive talk highlights relationship between Blackfoot elder, Chinese newcomer

Sylvan Lake man accused with murder of wife appears in court

Satnam Singh Sandhu appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court via CCTV on Jan. 22

Sylvan Lake school to ring in 20th anniversary with new look

Ecole Mother Teresa Catholic School getting a new colour pallet alongside school and athletic logos

Fracking the official cause of Sylvan Lake earthquake last spring

Alberta Energy Regulators declared their findings in a report released last month

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association wants province to make tax changes

The Alberta Court of Appeal ruled last year that municipalities are unsecured creditors

Alberta woman charged with child abduction pleads guilty to lesser charge

Womann can’t be identified under a court-ordered publication ban

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

RCMP receive tip on Amber Tuccaro’s homicide file

Banff RCMP contacted by a male who alleged that his father may be responsible for a missing person

Here’s what Canada is doing to stop the coronavirus from getting in

Health officials are monitoring multiple possible cases in Canada

Most Read