Canadians across the country, including those of the South Peace, will exercise their democratic right to vote on Sept. 20.
On the ballot for the Grande Prairie–Mackenzie riding are incumbent Chris Warkentin for the Conservative party of Canada (CPC), Shawn McLean for People’s Party of Canada (PPC), Ambrose Ralph for the Maverick party, Jennifer Villebrun for the New Democratic Party (NDP), Donovan Eckstrom for the Parti Rhinocéros Party, and Dan Campbell for the Liberals.
Elections Canada suggests that voters refer to their voter registration cards to find their polling stations.
Eligible voters must be a Canadian citizen and 18 years old on the election day.
The voter registration card you received in the mail will tell you where to vote. Elections Canada encourages you to bring the card with you to the polling station along with an accepted ID with your current address on it to make the voting process more straightforward.
Voters should have received their voter registration card by Sept. 10. If your card is incorrect or you did not receive it, your voter information may not be up to date and can be updated on the Elections Canada website or by calling 1-800-463-6868.
Elections Canada suggests that voters only go to their polling station that can be found on their voter registration cards.
In Sexsmith, voters will be able to head to the polls at the Sexsmith Civic Centre.
In Beaverlodge, voters will head to the Community Centre.
In Hythe, voters can head to Hythe Royal Canadian Legion.
In Wembley, voters will head to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.
Elections Canada is also ensuring the safety of voters by providing hand sanitizer stations, physical distancing markers and is asking voters to wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
For more information, go to www.elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868 to contact Elections Canada.
Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Town & Country News