Want to vote early? Here’s what you need to know

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to open Oct. 8 for early in-person voting for Nov. 5 General Election

A person is eligible to vote by absentee ballot if they are a registered voter and will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day for any one of the following three reasons: (1) absence from the city during normal polling hours, (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polls, (3) religious beliefs.

"Each of those polling stations will have two people at it, plus you have to have information officers, registration officers, people who help people come in, people who help people find their registration and people who supervise the entire operation", Colliers said.

Also a reminder, you can vote at any time ahead of October 15 by heading to one of 500 Elections Canada offices and utilizing the special ballot process.

It's illegal to vote unless you're at least 18-years-old and a Canadian citizen, even if you receive a card in the mail with your voter information.

The federal election is only a couple weeks away, and while some are waiting in anticipation, others may feel stressed about who to vote for and how.

Advance polls open Friday and continue through Thanksgiving Monday.

People who plan on casting an early ballot should do not forget to bring one of the accepted types of IDs that include their current address. "Another point is that we will ensure complete transparency in advance voting", he said on October 9. The candidate who gets the most votes locally will represent your riding on Parliament Hill.

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You can also get involved by applying to work at the polls themselves.

A sign outside of a polling station in London.

Choose a candidate running for election in your riding.

Or you can head to the local Elections Canada office before October 15 and vote there for your "home" riding. If you write only the name of a political party, your vote won't be counted. So, we have prepared for that, and ordered additional ballots. Polling stations across the country will be open from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m over the four day period.

You may then drop your envelope in a ballot box or, if you're voting by mail, follow the instructions you received with your voting kit and return your ballot to us using the pre-addressed return envelope we provided.

Not sure if you're a registered voter?

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