Voting set to take place Oct. 21 for federal election

Election day for the federal election is on Monday, Oct. 21, and voting will take place in Weyburn at McKenna Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Advance polls were held from Friday to Monday, and the deadline to apply to vote by mail passed on Tuesday.

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There are six candidates running to represent Souris-Moose Mountain, and include Liberal candidate Javin Ames-Sinclair; NDP candidate Ashlee Hicks; Green Party candidate Judy Mergel; Canadian Nationalist Party candidate Travis Patron; People’s Party of Canada candidate Phillip Zajac, and the incumbent, Conservative candidate Dr. Robert Kitchen.

Voter registration cards have been sent out to residents, and they should bring these with them to vote along with two pieces of ID.

If a resident has not received a card, they can bring identification to the polling station. These include a driver’s licence, and any other card issued by a federal, provincial or municipal government with photo, name and current address.

Other forms of identification must have the person’s name and current address. If a person does not have ID, they can still vote if they declare their identity and address in writing, and have someone who knows them from the polling station who can vouch for them. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address.

Accepted forms of ID include cards from a government or government agency, from Elections Canada, from an educational institution, from a health care facility or organization, from a private organization, or letters of confirmation, such as a letter of confirmation of residence.

A full and extensive list of acceptable forms of ID are available on the Elections Canada website.