The deadline for candidates to register to run in the Sept. 20 federal election passed on Aug. 31 and there will be seven people vying for your vote in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.
According to Elections Canada, the seven candidates seeking to be the local MP are:
• Wayne Allan (independent)
• Frank Caputo (Conservative)
• Iain Currie (Green)
• Corally Delwo (People’s Party)
• Jesse McCormick (Liberal)
• Bob O’Brien (Independent)
• Bill Sundhu (NDP)
The Elections Canada office for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding is in Northills Centre in North Kamloops and is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Advance voting will take place on Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Go online to electionscanada.ca to find out where your polling station is located, what ID you need to vote, whether you have to register and how to vote by mail, a special voting procedure that has a deadline of Sept. 14.
Key dates in this election include Sept. 9 (the English-language leaders’ debate), Sept. 8 (the Transition Kamloops and Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association online debate) and Sept. 13 (the KTW/Radio NL/Kamloops Chamber of Commerce local riding debate, to be broadcast on KTW’s Facebook page and on Radio NL).