Advance polls for the Sept. 20 federal election are open Sept. 10-13 and voters are reminded that masks are mandatory in indoor public places in Manitoba.
Elections Canada says people who do not have a mask will be provided one and that poll workers, candidates and their representative at polling places must wear masks at all times.
Anyone who can’t wear a mask for medical reasons or who prefers not to wear a mask can apply to vote by mail up until Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.
Voters who refuse to wear masks where they are required by the province, territory or region where the polling place is located, or by the landlord from whom Elections Canada is leasing space will not be allowed to enter a polling location.
Elections Canada also stresses that voters do not have to be vaccinated and will not be asked for proof of vaccination.
Advance polls in Thompson are at 55 Station Road (the Lambert’s Paint & Decor building) and are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 10-13.