Voters can expect changes in how they cast ballots in the upcoming federal election.
People will see changes on voting day, Oct. 19, as a result of the Conservative government’s Fair Elections Act, including the elimination of vouching.
While voters can still have someone vouch for their address, they now have to provide two pieces of identification. In 2011, another elector could vouch for both.
Other differences include a longer election and a new pro-rate that will increase parties’ reimbursement limits for every day over a 37-day campaign. It will double the maximum limits for all political actors including third parties, according to John Enright, spokesman for Elections Canada.
Elections Canada will also hold a fourth advance polling day on Oct.11 for the first time this year. People will have a total four days Oct. 9-12 to cast ballots, in addition to Oct. 19.