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Elk Valley and South Country: Polls now open in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

A new federal government is expected to be named Monday night, as Canada’s 2019 general election gets underway.

The main parties vying for the 338 seats in the House of Commons are Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats, and Elizabeth May’s Greens. The People’s Party of Canada, under former high-profile Tory Maxime Bernier, is running for the first time.

Polls are open locally until 8 p.m.

Where to vote

Fernie:

Fernie Family Centre, 521 4th Avenue

Sparwood:

Sparwood Recreation Centre, 367 Pine Avenue

Elkford:

Elkford Community Conference Centre, 750 Fording Drive

Elko:

Elko Community Hall, 5445 Bate Avenue

Jaffray:

Sand Creek Senior Citizens Drop-in Centre, 7205 Rosen Lake Road

Who is running in Kootenay-Columbia

Abra Brynne – Green Party of Canada

Robin Goldsbury – Liberal Party of Canada

Trev Miller — Animal Protection Party

Rob Morrison– Conservative Party of Canada

Wayne Stetski – New Democratic Party

Rick Stewart – People’s Party of Canada

For all of our stories on the 2019 federal election, click here.

For Elections Canada’s FAQ page for questions like what kind of identification to bring, click here.

Check out our website and Facebook page for full coverage of the results once polls close.

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