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Advance voting on now until Monday in federal election

Advance voting has begun in the South Okanagan - West Kootenay Riding.

Are you heading out to your advance poll? In Castlegar, go to the Community Complex, in Trail to the Trail Memorial Centre, and in Rossland at the Royal Canadian Legion from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Election Day is Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (in Rossland, Election Day polling will be at The Prestige).

 Remember to:

Bring your voter information card with you, along with accepted ID, to make the voting process easier when you go to vote. Elections Canada will not ask for proof of vaccination.

  • Wear a mask. Electors must wear a mask as required by the province, territory or region, or by the landlord leasing the polling place to Elections Canada. If you forget to bring your own mask, we will provide you with one.
  • Bring your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot, though single-use pencils will also be available.

While at your polling station, please respect social distancing by maintaining a distance of two metres (six feet) from others.

Advance polls are open across the country from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time). You can find the address of your assigned polling station on the back of your voter information card, by using our Voter Information Service or by calling us at 1-800-463-6868. We have health and safety measures in place to keep electors and workers safe.

There are five candidates for the SOWK Riding:

Incumbent Richard Cannings, New Democrat Party,

Tara Howse, Green Party,of Canada

Helena Konanz, Conservative Party of Canada,

Ken Robertson, Liberal Party of Canada, and

Sean Taylor, People's Party of Canada.