Finding time to get your vote in is easier than ever thanks to advanced polls. The polls are now open in the Drumheller- Stettler riding, and we have all of the details for you to cast your vote.
"Advanced polls are now open. They are open at 8:00 am in the morning until 8:00 pm in the evening. Within our area we have advanced polls at the Church of Nazarene in Drumheller, as well, we have advanced polls in Oyen at the Crossroads Center and in Hanna at the Returning Office," explained Returning Officer for the Drumheller-Stettler riding, Janice Hoover.
Voters will also be able to mark their X at the Stettler Recreation Center and at the Golden Age Drop-In Center in Coronation. A new feature this year, is the ability to vote in any constituency regardless of your home address.
"The feature this year that we are really excited about is being able to vote anywhere. During the advanced polls, not the regular poll day, but during the advanced polls, you can go to any advanced poll in Alberta and vote. For example, in the Returning Office (Hanna), we have had people vote from Calgary and Grand Cache," continued Hoover.
Advanced polling was created to help quicken the process of voting, as well as allowing more flexibility and less stress on election day.
"Advanced polls started because we want to give everyone the option to vote. Often, election day comes and people are going to be away on holiday or working out of town. Advanced polls give you an opportunity to vote. We are trying to make it as easy as possible to vote. This year we increased the number of days of advanced polls to five," concluded Hoover.