By Jamie Rieger
Approximately 3.6 million electors voted in the advance polls of the general election, a 71 percent increase from the 2.1 million who voted in advance for the 2011 general election. Having an additional advance polling day, held last Sunday, is part of the reason for the increase.
“Many Canadians chose to vote at advance polls in this election,” said Marc Mayrand, chief electoral officer of Canada.
More than 8,000 electors voted in the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner advance polls.
The polling stations will be open for 12 hours across the country; however those hours will be staggered so the results will come in at roughly the same time, according to Elections Canada.
In Alberta, with Mountain Time, the polling stations will open at 7:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19.
Here is a list of polling stations for Cypress County, County of Forty Mile, Redcliff, and Bow Island for Monday’s general election:
-Bow Island Legion, 202 5th Ave. East, Bow Island
COUNTY OF FORTY MILE
-Burdett Centennial Hall, Burdett
-Etzikom Hall, Etzikom
-Foremost Community Hall, 802 !st Ave. West, Foremost
-Manyberries Curling Rink, Manyberries
-Desert Blume Golf Club, 107 Clubhouse Drive SW, Desert Blume
-Eagle Butte HIgh School, 1150 Eagle Butte Road, Dunmore
-Elkwater Community Hall, 318 4th Ave., Elwater
-HIlda Community Hall, Hilda
-Irvine School, 89 Block Street, Irvine
-Schuler Community Hall, Schuler
-Seven Persons Community Hall, Seven Persons
-Suffield Community Hall, Suffield
-Baden Powell Centre, 202 1st Street SW, Redcliff
-Margaret Wooding School, 401 8th Ave. SE, Redcliff