Reader offers important information for voters

Dear editor,

There apparently is a federal election going on but you wouldn’t know it from Elections Canada.  Because of budgetary constrictions and a change in mandate from the present government it seems almost invisible. Candidate signs abound but where are the Election Canada offices?

We have two now for our two districts that meet at the river.  For the Courtenay-Alberni district you’ll find the office at 3175 Cliffe Ave. Suite 101 (1-866-714-9652) near Susanne’s, the shopping centre in front of the Walmart parking lot.

For the North Island Powell River district your office is at 2085 Wallace Ave. in Comox near the Bamboo Inn off Gladstone (1-866-721-7174). Both offices are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. -6 p.m. on Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Why do you need to know this?  You can register to vote at this office. You can also vote at this office if you can’t/don’t want to vote at the advanced poll days (Oct. 9 – 12) or election day, Oct 19.  It is a person to person contact to find out what ID you need and to answer any questions you may have.

Elections Canada is not allowed to say to us, “Get out and vote.”  Let’s make this election one that actually represents our country’s views. Please remember to vote and make your voice heard.  Don’t let anyone else speak for you.

Dorothy Drubek

Courtenay

 

 

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