Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to sidebar news saskatoon More Election nearing the finish line Andrea Hill, The StarphoenixÂ 10.18.2015 NDP candidate Sheri Benson, left, speaks with Walter and Muriel Stangby while she campaigns downtown. Greg Pender, The Starphoenix / The StarphoenixShareAdjustCommentPrint For the exhausted federal candidates who've spent the last 11 weeks door-knocking, glad-handing at community BBQs and sparring at debates, the arrival of voting day is a relief. "I'm tired, like all the other candidates I'm sure," said Saskatoon-West NDP candidate Sheri Benson, who swung by a poverty awareness event at Broadway Bridge Saturday after attending a community BBQ. When do I vote? Polls across Saskatchewan are open today from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where do I vote? You are assigned to vote at the polling station geographically closest to you. Your polling station is listed on your voter registration card and online at www.elections. ca. You can only vote at your designated polling station. Do I need photo ID to vote? No. You can get a ballot by presenting a single piece of government-issued photo ID - such as a driver's licence with your name, photo and current address - but other combinations of identification are possible. You can bring two pieces of official ID or documentation to the polling station as long as one contains your current address. Possible scenarios include bringing in a health card and credit card statement; a social insurance card and a letter of confirmation of residence from a facility such as a university; or a credit card and utility bill. For a full list of admissible ID, visit www.elections.ca. Can I vote if I don't have documentation with my current address? Yes. Arrive at the polling station with two pieces of ID containing your name and bring along someone who knows you, lives in your same polling division and will attest to your address. People can only attest to the address of one other person. Do I need to be registered to vote? Yes, but if you haven't received a voter information card in the mail and are not yet registered, you can register at the polling station just before you vote. I'm out of town today. Can I still vote? No. You can only cast a ballot at your assigned polling station, and the deadline to vote by mail has passed. When are results released? Ballots are counted when the polls close - in Saskatchewan that's at 7:30 p.m. Results from eastern provinces will be available on the Elections Canada website before results from Saskatchewan are known. "You're sort of running on adrenalin." The unprecedented long campaign period ends today. Polls are open across Saskatchewan from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Once they close, Saskatonians will know which three candidates - from the Saskatoon-Grasswood, Saskatoon-University and Saskatoon-West ridings - will represent them in Ottawa. The lawn signs that have littered the city since August will start to disappear, election flyers will no longer fill up mailboxes and the dinner hour won't be interrupted by candidates and volunteers asking for a vote. "We kind of actually feel a little bit at peace that it's coming to an end," said Lisa Abbott, who's running for the Liberals in the tight riding of Saskatoon-West. She said the final weekend of campaigning has been the most exciting and intense for her, largely because of a recent surge in national support for her party. Kevin Waugh, who's running for the Conservatives in Saskatoon-Grasswood, is also glad to see the finish line after a "marathon" campaign that has left him five kilograms lighter and with an aching knee. "Have I hit a wall? Yeah, I kind of hit a wall this week," he admits in his Stonebridge office Sunday morning before knocking on doors. Yet he said he'd found his second wind and was keen to hit the pavement for one of the last times. He has the support, he said, and now it's a matter of making sure those supporters cast a ballot. "That's the toughest part," Waugh said. "We have to get that vote out." The tail end of today's voting period coincides with Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in which the Toronto Blue Jays, back on home soil, will attempt to break their losing streak against the Kansas City Royals. The game begins at 6 p.m. local time. "If it could be planned, of course we don't want a very important national baseball game happening in our time zone exactly when people are coming home from work to vote," Benson said. "But it doesn't take long to vote so I think people will come out." Like Benson, neither Abbott nor Waugh say they're concerned about voter turnout. "I think the strong numbers we've seen during the advance polls will continue. There's a lot of motivation to vote in this election," Abbott said. Advance poll numbers across the country were up 71 per cent this year compared to 2011. The increase was reflected in Saskatchewan, where 95,829 residents - more than nine per cent of the province's population - cast a ballot over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Saskatoon's three urban-only ridings had the highest turnouts of any of the province's 14 ridings, with 10,045 advance voters in Saskatoon-West, 9,911 in Saskatoon-Grasswood and 9,854 in Saskatoon-University. xShareElection nearing the finish line Email Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google Linkedin Video Best of Postmedia Carly Rae Jepsen stoked for Grease: Live As intoxicating as a bottle of Sneaky Pete, Carly Rae Jepsen can’t say enough about her role in Grease: Live, airing this Sunday on Fox and CTV. She has one message in particular for the show’s costume designers: Thanks for […] Follow the money: Evidence submitted at fraud probe points to concerns about Vancouver real estate market Interviews conducted by B.C. 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