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.
Advance polling station locations are listed on voter information cards, which were mailed out a few weeks ago. In the 2015 election, 15,603 Canadians living outside of the country registered to vote.
Advance polls open today (Friday) and continue through Thanksgiving Monday.
Both the Lakeland (Alberta) and Battlefords-Lloydminster (Saskatchewan) ridings will learn who their Member of Parliament is on October 21st.
You are also able to vote in person at any Elections Canada offices across Canada before October 15 at 6 p.m. The Election Commission will announce further information regarding absentee ballots as soon as they are available.
Voting stations are now in more than 100 colleges and universities across Canada, though not at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.
You'll also need either government-issued photo identification or two other forms of ID with name and address, such as a credit card with billing statement or health-care card and utility bill.
Election day is October 21.
Elections Canada figures show 44,843 Canadians living overseas are on its International Register of Electors as of October 6.
Expanding early voting opportunities is in direct response to a surge of advanced votes cast in previous elections.
Find the circle next to the name of your chosen candidate on the ballot.
You then fold your ballot and give it back to the voting officer who will put your ballot in the box.
Remember that no one has the right to see your vote or ask whom you're voting for.