Advance polls open this weekend for federal election

Ballots mailed out for November general election

"We were very busy last time in 2015", said Ann Boiteau, Elections Canada field liaison officer for Calgary and Southern Alberta.

You can find more information on ID options here. It tells you where and when you can vote.

There are multiple ways to vote, by checking the Elections Canada website.

Voters can vote at any Elections Canada office up until 6 p.m. October 15.

Zain Ahmad, a first-time federal voter and University of Toronto student, said that the voting process was "really easy and straightforward".

The total number represents a 71 per cent increase from the federal election in 2011, when 2.1 million Canadians voted ahead of election day.

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Advance polling stations will be open from Friday Oct. 11 through to holiday Monday Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.

If you did not receive a voter registration card in the mail, you can check to make sure you're registered here. No word yet about their popularity, but they're created to make voting "easier and more accessible" for students, university employees and the general population, according to Elections Canada spokesperson Pierre Pilon.

If you don't have I.D., you can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing, and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station to vouch for you. Either a driver's license or any other card issued by a Canadian government (provincial, federal, territorial, etc) with a photo and current address. The voucher must have proof of identity and address with them.

Elections Canada spokesperson Matthew McKenna said it's important to note that the global register is a permanent database.

Canadians living overseas can vote by mail-in ballot. You can look up your local election day polling station by entering your postal code here.

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