2019 Federal ElectionsNews Advance polls open until Monday night SHARE ON: Troy Landreville, staff Friday, Oct. 11th, 2019 Advance poll. (Erica Fisher, Vista Radio) If you can’t make it to the polls on election day, you can cast your vote over the long weekend. Advance polls are open from 9:00am to 9:00pm today through to Monday at the Lewis Centre, Native Sons Hall, Merville Hall, and Comox Recreation Centre. You can also vote by mail. Click here to fill out a form. Deadline to do that is Oct. 15. At advance polls, electors can only vote at their assigned polling station. This is different from the process in some provincial elections, where electors can vote at any polling station. To vote, you have to prove your identity and address. For a list of accepted ID, click here. The 43rd federal election is next Monday, Oct. 21. Candidates in the Courtenay-Alberni riding are Barbara Biley with the Marxist-Leninist Party, NDP incumbent Gord Johns, Liberal Jonah Gowans, Byron Horner of the Conservatives, and the Green Party’s Sean Wood. Candidates in the North Island-Powell River riding are independent Glen Staples, NDP incumbent Rachel Blaney, Green Party candidate Mark de Bruijn, Conservative Shelley Downey, Marxist-Leninist Carla Neal, the People’s Party of Canada’s Brian Rundle, and Liberal Peter Schwarzhoff.