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Londoners casting ballots in 2019 federal election

It’s election day, and polling stations across London – as well as the rest of the country – are open until 9:30 p.m.  

Polls are open until 9:30 p.m.

Polls are open until 9:30 p.m.

It's election day, and polling stations across London — as well as the rest of the country — are open until 9:30 p.m.  

Which means, if you didn't vote in an advance poll, that it's time to cast your ballot.

Londoner Holly Calnan, 19, is voting in a federal election for the first time. She's urging other young people to do the same.

"I think this current generation, the millennials, are overtaking the baby boomers in terms of population and how we're able to affect things in the actual realm of voting. So I think that's important to take advantage of, and shape the country that we want to see in the future."

Use your voter information card

The voter information card that came in the mail can help you find your polling station. Staff at the station will use it to direct you to the exact spot to vote.

If you did not receive a voter information card, you can look up your voting location on the Elections Canada website using your postal code. You can even print a registration certificate to take with you, to make the process go a bit more smoothly.

If you don't have Internet access, you can call 1-800-463-6868, although you may be placed on hold. You could also contact the local candidate who you're thinking about voting for — they may also be able to help look up your information. Some candidates also offer rides to polling stations. 

If you forget your voter information card, that's OK too. You don't need it, but it will help you skip a step at the polling station.

Bring ID

If you have a driver's licence with your current address on it, or another piece of government-issued ID with your photo and address on it, that's all you'll need to vote.

But if you don't, you'll need to bring two pieces of identification. Elections Canada's website says that could include a voter information card and bank statement, or a utility bill and a student ID card. At least one of them must include your current address.

If you don't have ID, you can declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you — and who is assigned to your polling station — vouch for you.

How do I watch the results?

CBC News will carry election results live in special coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. on CBC TV.

CBC Radio's election special starts at 7 p.m.

There will be full digital coverage on cbcnews.ca as the results come in.