Manitobans will go to the polls Sept. 10

Manitobans will go to the polls Sept. 10

Manitoba’s 42nd provincial general election has been called today for Tuesday, Sept. 10.
So far we know incumbent Ian Wishart will be on the ballot. Now the writ has been dropped, parties can begin the process of officially nominating candidates.
Voter information card
Voters who are registered to vote will receive a voter information card in the mail. The card confirms that the recipient is registered to vote, and provides information on where and when to vote on election day and during advance voting.
Registration and updates
Eligible voters who did not receive a voter information card, or who received a card with incorrect information, should contact their returning office by August 22 to register or update their information. Elections Manitoba registration agents will also visit homes where no voters are registered. Returning office contact information can be found at https://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Voting/WhatsMyElectoralDivision.
Elections Manitoba returning offices are open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. except Sunday, when they are open from noon until 6:00 p.m. Voters may go in person to the office or contact the office to arrange for a registration agent to visit their home. ID is required to register or update. Find a complete list of acceptable ID at: http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Voting/IDRequirements.
Online voter registration service
Until August 22, voters can also register or update their information using Elections Manitoba’s online voter registration service, at https://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Voting/Register_Of_Voters.
Registration at the voting place
Eligible voters who have not registered may still vote if they show their ID and take an oath and at the voting place, both during advance and on election day.
Who can vote?
To be eligible to vote, individuals must:
• Be Canadian citizens;
• Be at least 18 years old on election day; and
• Have lived in Manitoba for at least six months immediately before election day.
Id to vote
All voters require ID to vote and there are many options. For a complete list of acceptable ID, visit:  https://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/downloads/Acceptable_ID_En.pdf
new boundaries
New electoral division boundaries take effect for this election. Voters can find their electoral division and all their voting information at https://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Voting/WhatsMyElectoralDivision
Candidate nominations
As of today, candidates may officially be nominated. Candidates must file nomination papers with their returning office before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26. The nomination paper must include the signatures of 50 or more eligible voters who live in the electoral division in which the candidate is running.

 

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