Northwestern Ontario voters reminded to bring ID to polls
Two polls in Kenora-Rainy River have extended hours
Polls are now open across northwestern Ontario today for the provincial election.
Votes can be cast until 9 p.m., eastern time.
Polling stations in the central time zone are open until 8 p.m.
Elections Ontario issued a statement Thursday afternoon, saying voting hours will be extended owing to "minor delays" in the riding of Kenora-Rainy River, as a result of flooded roads.
At the band offices of Mitaanjigaming First Nation (Poll #155) and Naicatchewenin First Nation (Poll #154). voting has been extended by one hour to 9 p.m. CT (10 p.m. ET)
Elections Ontario says voters need to present a piece of identification with their name and address. It also helps to bring one’s voter registration card.
“We encourage people to bring the card, that's the first thing,” said Thunder Bay-Superior North returning officer Peter Doig.
“If you have the card, and you have that one item of identification, then the process should be fairly smooth and fairly quickly for you to get in and do the vote.”
People who didn't receive their voting card and don't know their polling station is can call their returning office. Each riding has its own returning office.
Elections Ontario also has a website where more information can be found.
Voters can register at their polling stations. All that’s required is identification that has a person’s name and address.
Acceptable ID generally means a drivers licence, a credit card bill or a utility bill, Doig said.
Tune into CBC Thunder Bay radio at 9 p.m. eastern time for an election special.
Full election coverage can also be found on our web site.