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It's election day: local polls open until 9:30 p.m.

Come back to KitchenerToday.com and 570 NEWS tonight for live results and an interactive map that will track the local and national races
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It's election day in Canada. 

Polls in Waterloo Region are open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

To vote, you must be at least 18 years old, be a Canadian citizen and prove your identity and address. 

If you have a voter's card, bring that to the polling station listed on the card, along with ID. 

Approved pieces of ID include driver's licence or other Canadian government-issued ID with your photo, name and current address. This includes ID issued by federal, provincial or local government. 

Without a government-issued ID, you can show two pieces of ID with your name and one must have your current address. According to Elections Canada, this includes a voter information card and bank statement, or utility bill and student ID card.

More information on how to vote without ID and a list of acceptable documents are available here

If you're unsure of where to vote, you can find your polling station on elections.ca.

For health and safety at the polls, there are COVID-19 measures in place.

At polling locations, Elections Canada says there will be hand sanitizing stations, physical distancing markers, only one poll worker per desk and staff will be wearing masks.

Voters will need to wear a mask and practise physical distancing. Single-use pencils will be available to mark the ballot or people can bring their own pen or pencil.

Visit kitchenertoday.com/canadavotes2021 for more coverage of the federal election.

Come back to KitchenerToday.com tonight for live results and an interactive map that will track the local and national races.

You can also listen to live coverage on 570 NEWS beginning at 8 p.m.

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