Quesnel voters enter the polling station at the Royal Canadian Legion Monday afternoon (Oct. 21). Lindsay Chung photo

Steady stream of voters at Quesnel polls

Polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight

Several people walk into the Royal Canadian Legion in downtown Quesnel and are quickly directed where to identify themselves and then where to cast their ballot in today’s federal election.

It’s a scene that is playing out in communities across the province and throughout the country, and at this polling station, many people have been coming through the doors since polls opened at 7 a.m.

“It’s been steady, which is nice,” said LaRee Mariash, an Elections Canada officer at the Legion polling station.

Mariash says everything seems to be going smoothly at her post.

“For the most part, people are very positive and excited to vote,” she said. “It’s been a positive experience.”

Voters must be 18 years old, a Canadian citizen and be able to prove their identity and address. To do this, you can show your driver’s licence or any other card issued by a Canadian government with your photo, name and current address. If you do not have a driver’s licence, another option is to show two pieces of ID that both include your name on them, and one must have your current address. This could be your voter information card and bank statement, your utility bill and student ID card, for example. If you don’t have ID, 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 vouch for you. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address.

Mariash says if someone comes to the polling station and has forgotten their voter information card, if they have proof of address, officers can direct them to where they can vote.

Polls are open until 7 p.m. The location of your polling station will be located on your voter information card, or you can search online at elections.ca, using your postal code.

For Elections Canada’s FAQ page for questions like what kind of identification to bring, click here.

For all of our stories on the 2019 federal election, click here.

Check out our website and Facebook page for full coverage of the results once polls close.

READ MORE: Polls now open in Canada’s 2019 federal election



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