Whistler mayor throws support behind Goldsmith-Jones 

Advance polls open in Whistler

click to enlarge PHOTO BY BRADEN DUPUIS - EARLY BIRDS Eager voters turned out in droves on the first day of advance polling in Whistler.
  • Photo By Braden Dupuis
  • EARLY BIRDS Eager voters turned out in droves on the first day of advance polling in Whistler.

Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden has weighed in on the federal election, publicly endorsing Liberal candidate Pamela Goldsmith-Jones.

The mayor made the announcement on her Facebook page shortly before advance polls opened in Whistler.

"Probably most mayors want to appear neutral but I've never been shy and this election is too important. I'm voting Liberal," the mayor wrote.

"Pam Goldsmith-Jones is the best candidate in this riding in my opinion and federally the Liberals have the best chance of forming government. Although their platforms have many good things in them, a vote for the Greens or NDP in our riding is a vote for Harper."

Advance polls opened Friday at the Whistler Conference Centre (4010 Whistler Way).

They will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon to 8 p.m.

To vote, you must be 18 years or older on Election Day.

You must be registered to vote. To register, go to www.elections.ca. You may also register in person before you vote on election day.

Once registered, do not allow anyone to offer you false information or otherwise dissuade you from voting.

If you receive information you believe to be intentionally misleading or malicious, file a complaint with Elections Canada as soon as possible.

When you get to the polling station you'll be asked to prove your identity and residential address.

There are three options to do so before voting - 1: Show your driver's licence, provincial ID card or any other government card with your photo, name and current address. 2: Show two other pieces of ID, one of which must have your current address (a complete list of accepted forms of ID can be found at www.elections.ca.) 3: If your ID does not have your current address, you can show two pieces of ID with your name, and take an oath in the presence of someone who can vouch for your address.

You are legally entitled to three consecutive hours away from work to vote.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868 or visit www.elections.ca.

Election day is Monday, Oct. 19.

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