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Get out and vote! Here's what you need to know

Live election results can be followed on after the polls close at 9:30 p.m.
(via Darren Stone, Times Colonist)


It's election day in Canada. 

In Guelph and area the polls are open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

To vote, you must be at least 18 years old, be a Canadian citizen and prove your identity and address. If you have a voter's card, bring that to the polling station listed on the card, along with ID. Approved pieces of ID include driver's license or other Canadian government-issued ID with your photo, name and current address. This includes ID issued by federal, provincial or local government. 

Without government-issued ID, you can show two pieces of ID with your name and one must have your current address. According to Elections Canada, this includes a voter information card and bank statement, or utility bill and student ID card.

More information on how to vote without ID and a list of acceptable documents are available here

If you're unsure of where to vote, you can find your polling station on

In Guelph you have nine candidates to chose from: Liberal incumbant Lloyd Longfield, Conservative Dr. Ashish Sachan, Green Party Steve Dyck, NDP Aisha Jahangir, People's Party of Canada Mark Paralovos, Christian Heritage Party Gordon Truscott, Communist Party Juanita Burnett and independents Kornelis Klevering and Mike Wassilyn.

Once the polls close, GuelphToday will have up-to-the-minute LIVE LOCAL RESULTS and an interactive election map on our Canada Votes homepage.