Stephen Harper visited Rideau Hall on Sunday and asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament, kicking off an 11 week election campaign which will end with the vote on October 19th.
Now that the election is underway, here are a few things you should to in order to take full advantage of your democratic duty on election day.
Make sure you are registered to vote using Election Canada’s Online Voter Registration Service
If you are a first-time voter, see this First-Time Voters Guide.
In order to make an informed decision, do some research in to the people contesting the election in your riding. Find out who is the incumbent MP in your riding by clicking here.
Find out about the other candidates by visiting their party’s website.