It’s Federal Election Day
It’s federal Election Day.
The polls in the longest campaign since 1872 open at 8:30 this morning and close at 8:30 tonight.
Under new voting rules, people will need to prove their identity and address when they show up to vote.
They’ll either need one piece of ID with their name, photo and current address such as a driver’s license.
People can also use two pieces of ID such as a passport, library card, or credit card statement as long as one has their current address.
The polls will be open for 12 hours everywhere across the country but Elections Canada says polling hours will be staggered so that results will come in at roughly the same time.
Polls on the West Coast will close at 11:00, Atlantic Time.
Thirty new seats have been added this election, including 15 in Ontario, bringing the total to 338.
The number of seats needed for a majority is 170.