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General News · 15th April 2011
John Sprungman
As I did, you may have received a leaflet in the mail asking if you have received your voter information card for the May 2 election and wondered where yours is and how to contact your local Elections Canada office which is not listed in the phone book.

It turns out the leaflets arrived at our post offices Wednesday and bundles of the cards for Cortes came Friday but required too much sorting to get them all into our mail boxes by the usual time. So wait at least until Monday's mail to see if you have one.

You don't need your card to vote, but having it may save you time at the polling station. Even with a card, there's a new rule requiring us to prove our identity and address. See the leaflet or the back of your voter card or go to

If you want to call the Campbell River Elections Canada office, the number is 1-866-809-3302. It's not listed because they only open when there's an election and then always have a new number.

To find a local office, go to, put your postal code in the Voter Information Service box, then select "Where is my local returning office?" under Frequently Asked Questions. This information should have been in the leaflet, but it was probably written by the same person who sent out the leaflets before the cards.