Bring your own pen and other helpful tips for voting in the Montreal elections

Early voting will take place on October 30 and 31. Election days in Montreal are November 6 and 7.

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With advanced voting in Montreal’s municipal elections scheduled to begin this weekend, Montreal reminds voters to bring their own writing instruments to the vote.

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Regardless, early voting in Montreal will take place from 9:30 am to 8 pm on October 30 and 31. The polls will be open at the same time on city election days, which are November 6 and 7, but your voting location may be different on each of those weekends.

Voters are instructed to report to their designated polling place with their reminder card and one of the following pieces of photo identification: health insurance card, driver’s license, Canadian passport, Indian status certificate, or identity card of the Canadian Forces.

Unlike federal elections, you cannot appear on Election Day and register to vote, a policy that has been criticized for making it difficult for certain groups to participate.

In addition to choosing a mayor for Montreal, you may be asked to select one, some, or all of the following: district mayor, city councilor, and township councilor. Permutations vary by municipality.

The positions you can vote for and the candidates competing for them should appear on the back of your reminder card. That information can also be found at Elections Montreal website.

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