Time to get your pre-game face on.
Advance polling began Friday and continues until Monday across the nation and in the Kootenay-Columbia riding (which includes Nelson).
The polls open for a limited span to give people the chance to vote prior to the Sept. 20 federal election day.
Polling stations will be open in select locations from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with stations designated on voter information cards. As well, people can find advance polling station information through Elections Canada’s Voter Information Service.
After early polling closes, voters can cast their ballots on general voting day, which is set for Sept. 20.
There are five candidates on the ballot in the Kootenay-Columbia. Wayne Stetski won the riding for the NDP in 2015 by fewer than 300 votes — one of the closest races in the country — but was around 7,000 votes behind in 2019 when Conservative Rob Morrison took the seat.
Green candidate Rana Nelson joins the ballot with Robin Goldsbury of the Liberals and Sarah Bennett with the PPC.
Candidate profiles can be found below.
• Saturday, September 11
• Sunday, September 12
• Monday, September 13
Advance poll locations
• Crawford Bay
Crawford Bay Community Hall
16230 Wadds Road
Kaslo Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 74
403 Fifth Street
Nelson Rod and Gun Club
801 Railway Street
Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre
206 Seventh Street
Rob Morrison – Conservative Party of Canada
Wayne Stetski – New Democrat Party
Robin Goldsbury – Liberal Party
Sarah Bennett – People’s Party of Canada
Rana Nelson – Green Party