Federal election advance polls run Friday through Monday in six NWT communities as well as Yellowknife

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If you are unable to vote in the federal election on Oct. 21 or just want to get it done, and you live in one of six communities in the Northwest Territories, or Yellowknife, you can cast your ballot at an advance poll this week.

The advance polls run from at 9:00 am until 9:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving holiday Monday.

They will be held in the six most populous communities in the territory as well as Yellowknife.

Eligible voters need to bring their Voter Identification Card (VIC) as well as identification showing your photo, name and current address.

If you don’t have ID that shows your current address, bring a piece of mail that does such as a utility bill.

Valid ID also includes a status card or a band membership card.

You can also bring someone to the poll you are acquainted with to vouch for you to vote.

But that person can only vouch once.

In Yellowknife there are two advance polls but you can only vote at the one nearest your residence.

If you are unable to comply with Elections Canada’s identification standards, you’ll have about a week to get what you need in order to vote on election day.

The advance polls will be held in:

    • Inuvik- Recreation Complex
    • Norman Wells – Community Hall
    • Behchoko – Ko Go Cho Complex
    • Fort Simpson – Recreation Complex
    • Hay River – Recreation Centre
    • Fort Smith – Recreation Centre
    • Yellowknife – Centre Square Mall or Center Ice Plaza

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.