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Register To Vote: 4 Ways To Make Sure You're A-OK At The Polls

10/05/2015 06:55 EDT | Updated 10/05/2015 07:59 EDT

The longest election campaign in over a century is coming to a conclusion and you know what that means...

It's time to exercise your democratic rights!

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Okay, so while an October election doesn't get Canadians as riled up as say, the Toronto Blue Jays making it to the playoffs, it is critical to the future of Canada.

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So while you're waiting for ALDS opener between the Jays and the Texas Rangers, now's a good time to brush up on what it takes to become a registered voter. For starters, you'll want to mark down 6:00 p.m. local time on Oct.13.

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That's the cutoff date for voter registry. And that's important since a few things have come up since the Conservatives ushered in their Fair Elections Act. For starters, your voter information card is no longer good for proof of residency. And if you're bringing a friend to vouch for where you live, there's new restrictions on that too. For more on what you need to register to vote, check out the video above.

Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 19.

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