Election Day: Residents in Ottawa and eastern Ontario head to the polls in the 44th general election

OTTAWA — After the 36-day federal election campaign, voters will now have their say in the 44th general election.

Voters in Ottawa and eastern Ontario head to the polls to cast a vote for a new member of Parliament in their riding.

Polling stations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Ottawa and eastern Ontario.

To find your polling station, check your voter information card or visit the Elections Canada website.  Elections Canada says you must vote at your assigned polling station.

Voters will elect a new MP in the following ridings in Ottawa and eastern Ontario:

  • Carleton
  • Kanata Carleton
  • Nepean
  • Orleans
  • Ottawa Centre
  • Ottawa South
  • Ottawa Vanier
  • Ottawa West-Nepean
  • Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
  • Hastings-Lennox and Addington
  • Kingston and the Islands
  • Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston
  • Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
  • Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke
  • Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry

Elections Canada says when you go to the polling station today, things will be different than past elections.

“What’s going to be different this time because of COVID-19 precautions, you may find that the wait is going to be longer,” said Diane Benson, Elections Canada spokesperson.

“Everyone inside will be masked, all the workers, and there will be plexiglass screen in front of them.”

Masks will be mandatory inside the polling stations.

All polling stations will have single-use pencils, hand sanitizing stations and physical distancing measures in place.

For information on the candidates in your riding, visit CTVNewsOttawa.ca.

CTV’s Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme will lead the network’s live election special CTV NEWS: ELECTION 2021 beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.

The special will air on CTVNews.ca and the CTV and CTV News apps, CTV, CTV News Channel, BNN Bloomberg, and CTV.ca.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca will have regular updates on local races as winners are declared.

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