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Election Day: Have you decided who's getting your vote?

We'll have live local results tonight, and we've got all the information you need — and more— to cast an educated vote in the federal election today, Monday, Oct. 21
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At last, Monday, Oct. 21 is upon us and it's time to cast your educated vote in Canada's general election.

For all the news you need and more — including some controversy on the local campaign trail over signs and flyers — visit our federal election home page here. We'll have live local results on the page tonight when the polls close. 

Below, is the nitty gritty.

The Riding:

Learn more about Newmarket-Aurora — a key battleground and tight race — here.

The rules:

To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day, and prove your identity and address.

The only way to vote now is at your assigned polling station tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 21. Most polls are open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

To find your polling station, check your voter information card or check here

Not registered? You can still register when you go to vote at your assigned polling station.

You can find out if you're registered here.

The Candidates and the Issues:

Walter Bauer, Green Party

Dorian Baxter, Progressive Canadian Party

Lois Brown, Conservative Party

Laurie Goble, Rhinoceros Party

Yvonne Kelly, New Democratic Party

Andrew McCaughtrie, People's Party of Canada

Tony Van Bynen, Liberal Party 

The Debates:

Find out how the candidates fared at the three Newmarket events.

Drawdown/KAIROS York Region forum on climate change

Pickering College

Newmarket Chamber of Commerce

Politics for fun:

Want to know how some local pundits weighed in on the candidates, leaders, issues and likely results? Click here. We'll be talking to them again on election day, and the following day, when it's all over but the crying.


Debora Kelly

About the Author: Debora Kelly

Debora Kelly is NewmarketToday's editor. She is an award-winning journalist and communications professional who is passionate about building strong communities through engagement, advocacy and partnership.
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