Voting is already underway

Elections Canada special ballot co-ordinator Dave Pollard and other staff members are ready to accept ballots for the May 2 election for those who won’t be able to vote that day. They can vote Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Elections Canada special ballot co-ordinator Dave Pollard and other staff members are ready to accept ballots for the May 2 election for those who won’t be able to vote that day. They can vote Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Nominations closed on Monday for the May 2 federal election, and Langley voters will have five candidates to choose from.

On the ballot will be Rebecca Darnell, Liberal; Piotr Majkowski, NDP; Craig Nobbs, Pirate Party of Canada; Carey Poitras, Green; and Mark Warawa, Conservative.

Voting has actually started, as it is possible to cast a ballot at the returning office already. This is available for people who will not be able to vote on May 2.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The office is located at 107-6375 202 Street, Langley.

There will also be advance polls in four separate locations. These polls will be open over the Easter weekend, on Friday, Saturday and Monday (April 22, 23 and 25), from 12 to 8 p.m., says returning officer Patrick Lucier.

The four locations for advance polls in Langley are Brookswood Seconadry, Walnut Grove Secondary, Langley Secondary and Parkside Centennial Elementary in Aldergrove.

On the general election day, Monday, May 2, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those on the voters’ list will get a card in the mail.

Anyone wishing to check on voting issues can contact the returning office at 604-539-2980.