Higher turnout for this year's advance voting

Voters can also cast advance ballots on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

It seems more people are casting their ballots for this election than they did for 2012, if preliminary advance voting figures are any indication.

The elections office says 9.39 per cent of voters cast their ballots through the end of Sunday, compared to 8.61 per cent at this time in 2012.

That includes the ballots — 8,583 of them — that were cast at special polls in CEGEPs and universities. More students were registered in Outremont (1,026) than anywhere else, followed by the ridings of Jean-Talon (929), Westmount–Saint-Louis (533), Sainte-Marie-Saint-Jacques (437) and Sherbrooke (404).

A total of 561,872 ballots were in by Sunday night, compared to 507,913 after the first day of advance balloting in 2012.

Advance polling continues through the end of Monday at 8 p.m. You'll also be able to cast your ballot Tuesday, Wednesday on Thursday, directly at the office of your riding's returning officer — Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And on-campus voting continues Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

To vote, you have to establish your identity by presenting one of the following documents:

• your health insurance card;
• your driver’s license;
• your Canadian passport;
• your certificate of Indian status; or
• your Canadian Forces ID.'

The address of your polling station is on the notice that was sent out by mail.

You can also find the correct polling station by entering your postal code on the Elections Quebec web site or by calling 1 888 ELECTION (1 888 353-2846).

If you are still not registered you have until the end of the special revision period on April 3 at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit the web site of the director-general of elections here.

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  1. ric posted on 03/31/2014 01:15 PM
    Man did it feel good to blacken the circle beside the QLP candidate. Bite me pauline!!!
  2. Imane posted on 03/31/2014 06:53 PM
    Should it be an X in front instead ?
    We don't want the vote de be considered void please!
  3. Barcham posted on 04/01/2014 10:31 AM
    Yes! Be very careful to mark the ballot properly. Considering what has been happening before so much as one vote was cast, imagine how they will be ready to invalidate ballots because of some miniscule defect in how a vote was marked. I expect to see a lot of recounts this year.
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