Excited to cast your ballot? Advance polls are now open

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If you won't be able to vote on either the federal election day, October 21, or in the advance polls, there are other options.

The global register of electors show 19,094 Canadians living in the US are signed up to vote, making up nearly 43 per cent of all registered overseas. You don't need to use an "X" to mark the spot.

Rejean Grenier, regional media adviser for Elections Canada, said more than 20 per cent of the total voters in the last election in this riding cast their ballots in advance polls. If you've moved since the last election in 2015, this is a crucial step! Just make sure to double-check with Elections Canada!

The Commission says it's also the deadline to notify the Board of Election Commissioners of any change in voter name or address.

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Register and confirm your eligibility here!

Advance polling will run until Monday, October 14th.

General election day is October 21.

Elections Canada spokesperson Matthew McKenna said it's important to note that the global register is a permanent database.

By now, you should have received your voter information card in the mail.

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Elections Canada set up offices at the University of Toronto's Hart House, Aviva Centre next to York University and Ryerson's student centre.

Advance polls are open today for Canadian voters.

Advance polling stations will be welcoming early-bird voters all through the long weekend.

What do I need to vote?

Bring photo identification and if not you must present two pieces of identification, one of which includes your address. You must prove your identity and address to register.

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Fifty-eight per cent of Canadians agree or strongly agree with making the day of the federal election a holiday That number goes up to 72 per cent among people under 35, and drops to 48 per cent among people over 55.

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