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Can't wait until Oct. 6? Advance polls now open

Advance polls for the provincial election are now open for eligible voters who just can’t wait until Oct. 6. For the next 10 days, advance polls are open at certain locations from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Advance polls for the provincial election opened Wednesday. (Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com)

Advance polls for the provincial election are now open for eligible voters who just can’t wait until Oct. 6.

For the next 10 days, advance polls are open at certain locations from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thunder Bay-Superior North returning officer Peter Doig said he’s seen more than 100 people turn out to vote at an Oliver Road location already by Wednesday afternoon.

Advance polls operate the same as polls on Election Day. And if you have a voter registration card, it’s a smooth process to cast a ballot, he added.

"If you have that card the process is pretty easy because all you have to do then is show one other piece of identification and if the names match then of course you just proceed to the line and cast your vote," Doig said.

If voters don’t have a card, the process is a little slower but a number of trained staff are there to help Doig said.

"The motto is ‘making voting easy’," he said.

Doig is hoping to have 5,000 people vote in the advance polls at stations around the region.

Thunder Bay-Superior North has 53,000 eligible voters. 

A complete list of Thunder Bay-Superior North advance poll locations is available here.