Election day has finally arrived in Canada. If you have yet to cast your vote, you still have some time before the ballot box closes. Polling day always raises questions among voters. Who do I vote for, and how do I vote in Canada? Some Quebeckers are apparently confused and are looking to the wrong source for help. Laval police are asking the public to stop calling 911 to find out where to vote.
Indeed, it seems that some residents of Laval haven't hesitated to direct their questions to local emergency services. Laval police shared the following warning on Twitter, telling citizens to consult the Elections Canada website for answers.
Global News points out that despite Laval's population of over 400,000, there are only four ridings in the region. Which has evidently left some Laval residents unsure of where to go.
"It's federal election day today. We receive several calls to our 911 central to find out where and when to vote. To do your civic duty, visit the @ ElectionsCan website," says Laval police's statement.
According to Steve Rukavina of CBC, Laval police have only received “two or three” calls of this nature and that their tweet overstated the issue.
Laval police spokesperson says this tweet overstated the issue, but that “two or three” people did indeed call 911… https://t.co/mLQxtgZWTJ— Steve Rukavina, CBC (@Steve Rukavina, CBC)1571681323.0
Still, based on the reactions the tweet has gotten, there are many who think that these two or three people should have known better, especially after so many similar callouts from police in Canada warning the public not to dial 911 for non-emergencies. One man was even criminally charged for this exact reason recently.
@policelaval @ElectionsCan_F https://t.co/wzJpUFA3Cq— Steve C. 🇨🇦 (@Steve C. 🇨🇦)1571679077.0
@policelaval @ElectionsCan_F https://t.co/zlKsrADAjp— Roberto Rego (@Roberto Rego)1571691663.0
If you still have no clue where to cast your vote, all the information you need is listed on the voter card you got in the mail, or on the Elections Canada website.
This article was originally published in French on.