If you are a Canadian citizen and 18 year of age or older, by now you should have received your voter information card telling you where and when to vote in the upcoming federal election. You should bring that card with you when you vote.
If your card contains errors or you didn’t receive it yet, you can check, update or complete your registration at elections.ca or by calling Elections Canada. It’s possible to update your information at advance or election day polling place before voting, but according to Elections Canada, it’s easier and faster when you update it ahead of time. If you’ve moved recently, or are voting for the first time, make sure you’re registered to vote.
Election Day is Monday, October 19. Advanced polls are open from October 9 until the 12, noon to 8:00 pm. And did you also know that you can vote at the Elections Canada office in your riding from now until Tuesday, October 13, by 6:00 pm! That’s right, you can vote at now at a time that is more convenient to you. Just be sure you have identification that proves your identity and address.
A single driver’s licence or any other government card with your photo, name and current address is an acceptable form of ID. If you don’t have one, two pieces of ID are needed with at least one containing your current address – this can be anything from a bank statement to blood donor card, correspondence issued by a school or even a label on a prescription container.
Contact Elections Canada for everything you need to know to be ready to vote, elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868.
Job seekers; GET Connected Today
Looking for work or interested in changing careers? Don’t forget to GET Connected at the micro career fair happening this week. Gain knowledge – evaluate your skills – try new opportunities. Join us today, Wednesday, October 7 at 2580 rue College, Sherbrooke (located on the third floor of the Champlain College building) between 12:30 and 4pm and take part in a micro career fair combined with various workshops. There is no charge to attend, to register or for details, visit 5-7connect.eventbrite.ca. This event is open to the public of all ages, don’t be shy to take part in this and kick start a new career!
Thanksgiving Day Holiday – Offices Closed
Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke and Lac Brome will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day, offices will reopen on Tuesday, October 13 at 9:00am. Townshippers’ offices will also be closed on Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15 for professional development. The team at Townshippers’ wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.
For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website www.Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.
Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association
Photo Caption: Did you get your voter information card in the mail? If so, you can vote now at any Elections Canada office, or at the advanced polls from October 9-12 or on election day on October 19.