ELECTION 2015: Voting in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding

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KAMLOOPS - With the federal election fast approaching here is rundown of what you need to know before heading to the polls Oct. 19.

If you live in Kamloops, Clinton, Sun Peaks, Clearwater, Barriere or 100 Mile House you fall within the riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. The Elections Canada main office for the riding is located at 1201 Summit Dr. in Kamloops and there is an additional office at 150 Birch Ave. in 100 Mile House.

You can vote at any Elections Canada office or by mail before Oct. 13

The Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Centre on Palm Street will also be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 to 8 for voters to cast their ballot.

The official election day takes place on Monday, Oct. 19, with four additional advance voting days — Friday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 12.

Voting locations and times for the advance voting days and for Oct. 19 will be on voter information cards, which are set to be delivered Oct. 1.

If you don’t know whether you are registered to vote, you can check your status online. Also online, acceptable ID needed to vote.

The candidates running in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding are Conservative and incumbent Cathy McLeod, Liberal Steve Powrie, New Democrat Bill Sundhu and Green Party candidate Matt Greenwood.

Map of the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding
Map of the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding
Image Credit: Elections Canada

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